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Neymar Claims Opponent Called Him “Monkey Motherfucker” During Fracas That Produced 5 Red Cards

Neymar Jr.
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If Paris Saint-Germain’s season-opening loss to Lens was an oddity, able to be written off by the fact that PSG were without seven key players due to a COVID-19 outbreak, then today’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Marseille was more of a nightmare. Not only did it end with a handful of players from both teams being sent off, but with a furious Neymar making claims of racial abuse.

The game went to hell in the sixth minute of stoppage time, when frustrated PSG players started a scuffle that included kicks and punches. Four players were sent off immediately, and after a VAR review, the referee determined that Neymar had also earned himself a red card when he slapped Álvaro González in the back of the head.

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On his way off the field, Neymar stopped to tell the referee that Álvaro had said something racist to him:

After the game, Neymar got more specific on Twitter:

Roughly translated, the first part of that tweet reads, “VAR catching my ‘aggression’ is easy … now I want to see the image of the racist calling me ‘MONO HIJO DE PUTA’ (monkey motherfucker) … that I want to see!
What’s up?”

In a separate tweet, Neymar called Álvaro an “asshole” and said his only regret was not hitting him in the face.