The PSG footballer was expelled for having attacked Álvaro González, from Olympique de Marseille, whom he accused of making racist comments
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Last weekend, French football experienced one of its most embarrassing classics of recent years when in the duel between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Marseille there were five sent off and a battle on the field between footballers that toured the world. One of the triggers of the conflict was the crossing between Neymar and Álvaro González , after the Brazilian accused the Spaniard of calling him a “monkey son of a bitch”, in the first half.
The one who received the harshest penalty was Layvin Kurzawa , from PSG , who will have to spend six games off the pitch for attacking Jordan Amaví , from Olympique de Marseille , with fists, who in turn received three dates of sanction for his violent reaction. But this is not all because Neymar and Paredes , who also attacked their rivals with blows, received two dates.
So far Álvaro González and Ángel Di María seem to have gone without problems, both accused of carrying out illegal actions that neither the referee nor the VAR could appreciate during the match. But the case is not yet closed, so they could receive sanctions.
The Spanish defender insists that he did not make racist insults and even his uncle came out to defend him in dialogue with the channel Deportes 4, assuring that “the words he said were 'silly, suck me …
Five sent off in the classic of France
It is through this intersection that the Brazilian television program Esporte Espetacular brought together a group of experts to analyze the images of the broadcast of the meeting and help find the truth. The panel members were Luis Felipe Ramos, member of the Rio de Janeiro Deaf Association; Felipe Oliver and Mikel Vidal, translators who work for the National Institute of Education for the Deaf.
After looking at the images Oliver explained: “We could not, for example, understand what he says before pronouncing the word 'monkey'. But on the word 'monkey' we had consensus at the time the lip-reading work was being done. ”
A file was opened to González , due to which he is under investigation for “his behavior and possible racist insults” against Neymar . It is worth remembering that in the French broadcast the alleged comment denounced by the Brazilian was not appreciated, although there is an image of BeIn Sport in which it could be appreciated and that PSG claims that it be taken into account when analyzing what happened.
On the matter, the president of the Disciplinary Committee, Sébastien Deneux declared that “the certainties are not enough to summon the players” and that for that reason they need more time to be issued on the subject, according to statements collected by the AFP news agency .
Neymar maintains that González called him “monkey” (Reuters)
The day after the match, Neymar published a harsh statement on his social networks in which he anticipated that he would accept the sanction, but asked the authorities to review the performance of the referees and the Marseille player, who denied having launched racist insults. “ Prejudice and bigotry are unacceptable. I am black, son of black, grandson and great-grandson of black. I am proud and I don't look any different from anyone . Yesterday I wanted those responsible for the game (referee, assistants) to position themselves impartially and understand that there should not be such a prejudiced attitude, ”he wrote.
For its part, PSG has already played two games in Ligue 1 since that scandal in the classic: they won 1-0 last Wednesday against Metz with an added-time goal from Julien Draxler and beat Nice 3-0 with shouts from Mbappé , Di María and Marquinhos .