Tuesday. 25.06.2024

Neymar had a turbulent return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up on Sunday against Olympique Marseille with the Brazilian superstar sent off for striking opponent Alvaro Gonzalez, whom he later accused of racism.

According to news agency AFP, PSG players had already complained about Gonzalez with Neymar saying "racism, no" several times and pointing to the Marseille's player.

Neymar was one of the five players who were sent off after mass fight. As he left the pitch he said: "That was racism, this is why I hit him."

After the game the Brazilian player wrote on Twitter his "only regret is not hitting that idiot in the face."

Marseille won 1-0

"It's easy for VAR (video assistant referee) to see my 'aggression'. Now I want to see it capturing the image where the racist calls me 'monkey'. That's what I want to see," he added.

On the pitch Marseille won 1-0 while PSG had their second defeat of the Ligue 1 season. The first was against Lens (1-0 on Thursday).

Neymar didn't play against Lens as it has been widely reported in France he was infected with coronavirus.

Neymar accuses rival of racism for calling him 'monkey' during match