Brazilian government backs Neymar in racism row | Football News


SAO PAULO: Brazil’s authorities despatched its assist to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a combat in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.
The Paris Saint-Germain star is dealing with punishment by the French league’s disciplinary fee after slapping defender Alvaro Gonzalez close to the tip of PSG’s 1-Zero loss to Marseille Sunday, accusing the Spaniard of calling him a “monkey.”
Gonzalez denies the accusation. However in Neymar’s native Brazil, the ministry chargeable for human rights points stated it stood behind the world’s most costly footballer.
“Within the face of yet one more case of racism that has come to the floor in sport, the ministry of ladies, the household and human rights publicly voices its solidarity with the participant Neymar Jr,” the ministry stated in an announcement. “Racism is against the law.”
The assertion got here after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday retweeted Neymar’s personal model of occasions.
The Brazilian striker slapped Gonzalez on the again of the top close to the tip of Sunday’s match, sparking a mass brawl that ended with 5 gamers despatched off, together with Neymar.
He now faces a possible multi-match suspension, as does Gonzalez, if league officers discover Neymar’s accusation is true.

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