Paris Saint Germain had a ‘brutal’ face off with their arch rivals, Marseille, in the French Ligue 1 game.
Marseille ended the game with a one-nil victory, with the deadlock broken by the man of the match Florian Thauvin.
The rivalry football game was full of controversies whichescalated into violence. The gamed ended with fourteen yellow cards and five red cards.
The most notable event was the scuffle between Neymar Jr of PSG and Alvaro Gonzalez of Marseille.
Neymar was sent off the field after receiving a red card. He was seen and head ranting to the 4th referee on the sidelines before walking to the dressing.
The drama resumed after the match, where Neymar took to his official Twitter page to register his complaint of racism against him by Marseille player Gonzalez.
In his post he said, ’VAR catching my aggression is easy. Now I want to see the image of the racist (Alvaro Gonzalez) calling me a monkey mother***ker.’ He continued in another post that, ‘My only regret is not hitting that assh*le in the face.’
In rebuttal Gonzalez tweeted a picture with his teammates and captioned it, ‘There is no place for racism. I’ve been clean my whole career and I have all these teammates and friends I see every day. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today. Allez l’OM thank you family.’
He also replied Neymar’s post, ‘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. I DON’T RESPECT YOU! YOU HAVE NO CHARACTER! Assume what you say my brother……Be a man Rapa! Racist.’
The French Football Federation is expected to make a statement about opening investigation into the situation and is expected to announce sanctions this Wednesday.