What happened at the Battle of Gonzales

PSG - Neymar raises serious allegations against Alvaro Gonzalez after mass brawl

After being sent off in the scandalous game against Olympique Marseille, superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain raised serious accusations of racism against Alvaro Gonzalez and fought a memorable Twitter battle with his opponent. "Look at this racism! That's why I hit him. The only thing I regret is that I didn't hit that asshole in the face," the 28-year-old tweeted at first.

It is easy for the cameras to "show my aggression. But now I want to show the picture of this racist who called me the 'monkey son of a whore' ('mono hijo de puta')", Neymar continued - and reaped one smug counterattack.

PSG vs. OM: mass brawl in stoppage time

"There is no room for racism," wrote Gonzalez, also on social media, to a colorful photo that shows him in the company of his teammates - and teased Neymar: "Sometimes you have to learn to lose."

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The Brazilian commented: "I don't respect you! You have no character! Be a man! Racist!" He raised a fist to his angry contribution.

Neymar had complained to the completely overwhelmed referee Jerome Brisard several times in vain about Gonzalez ("Racism, no ?!"). According to French TV, he called to him during the wild carnage in the final phase: "Shut up, you dirty monkey!"

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OM coach Andre Villas-Boas added to Neymar's allegations against Gonzalez Telefoot: "I don't know if that's true. I hope there is no place for racism in football. It would be a grave mistake if that actually happened, but I don't believe it."

What the coach, on the other hand, really wants to see was a spitting attack by Di Maria on Alvaro. The Argentine is said to have returned the favor for his teammate. However, he did not see a red card.

In stoppage time of the game, which the Champions League finalist PSG lost 1-0, both teams had a mass brawl. Neymar saw red for a blow to the back of Gonzalez's head, as did his team-mate Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi (OM), Leandro Paredes (PSG) and Dario Benedetto (OM) saw yellow-red. Twelve other players were shown yellow cards in the course of the game.

PSG: Neymar was back in the starting line-up against OM

Even Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu complained that those involved had to be aware of their "responsibility".

PSG sporting director Leonardo blamed the referee for the degeneration of the game after the game. "The game was out of control. I'm not going to defend inexplicable behavior. I just don't understand why not (Clement, editor's note) Turpin or (Ruddy, editor's note) Buquet were selected, but a 34 -year-old referee who did not have the experience for this match, "he told Telefoot.

He also quarreled with the VAR. In his view, Marseille's opening goal was offside. In addition, he also announced internal discussions with the players.

For PSG with coach Thomas Tuchel it was the second defeat in the second game of the season. The last time the capital city club had started so badly in Ligue 1 in 1984/85. In the first game of the season, Paris had lost against newly promoted Lens (0: 1).

VAR pegar a minha “agressão” é mole ... agora eu quero ver pegar a imagem do racista me chamando de “MONO HIJO DE PUTA” (macaco filha da puta) ... isso eu quero ver!
E aí? CARRETILHA vc me pune .. CASCUDO sou expulso ... e eles? E aí?

- Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 13, 2020

Like Angel Di Maria, Neymar was back in the starting line-up after surviving the corona infection. National player Thilo Kehrer also played from the start, Julian Draxler came on after recovering from a groin strain (61st). Tuchel also had to do without Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos and Mauro Icardi, who had also been quarantined after positive tests.