Paris: Neymar was involved in a heated war of words with Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez over alleged racist abuse.
The Brazilian accused Gonzalez of calling him a “monkey” in PSG’s 1-0 defeat in Ligue 1. The drama then carried over to Twitter, with the PSG superstar labelling the Marseille player a racist.
The ugly altercation between the pair kicked off in the final minutes of the weekend showdown. A total of five players were sent off, including Neymar who was caught by VAR punching Gonzalez in the back of the head.
Único arrependimento que tenho é por não ter dado na cara desse babaca
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020
The Brazilian accused the Gonzalez of racism and made sure to make the fourth official aware of this.
“I only regret that I didn’t hit that a**hole in the face,” was Neymar’s initial tweet.
The Brazilian went into more details in a later tweet, writing: “VAR spotting my ‘attack’ is easy.
“Now I want to see it pick up the image of the racist calling me a ‘monkey son of a b**ch’… that is what I want to see!
“And then? I do a rainbow flick, you punish me. For a slap, I get sent off. What about them?
Neymar continued his war with the center-back, going all out with his reply.
No existe lugar para el racismo. Carrera limpia y con muchos compañeros y amigos en el día a día. A veces hay que aprender a perder y asumirlo en el campo. Increibles 3 puntos hoy. Allez l’OM💙 Gracias familia⚪️Ⓜ️🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/4DuUT1PT0x
— Álvaro González (@AlvaroGonzalez_) September 13, 2020
“You are not a man to assume your mistake, losing is part of the sport. Now insulting and bringing racism into our lives no, I don’t agree,’ the former Barcelona ace responded.
“I DON’T RESPECT YOU! YOU HAVE NO CHARACTER! Assume what you say mermon … be a MAN RAPÁ! RACIST.”