Neymar: Neymar banned for two matches as league opens racism probe | Football News


PARIS: Neymar acquired a two-match ban Wednesday for his purple card towards Marseille because the French league introduced it might open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil ahead towards Alvaro Gonzalez.
Angel Di Maria may also be summoned to the league’s subsequent disciplinary fee assembly on September 23 over claims he spat at Marseille defender Gonzalez throughout PSG‘s 1-Zero loss which ended with a mass brawl and 5 gamers despatched off.
Neymar was despatched off for slapping Gonzalez on the again of the pinnacle and accused the Spaniard of calling him a “monkey”. Gonzalez denies the allegation.
“We all know there was an change of phrases. However proper now, there is not sufficient certainty to name within the gamers,” stated Sebastien Deneux, president of the disciplinary fee.
He stated the investigation would research the footage additional to find out whether or not there was sufficient proof to substantiate the claims of racist abuse.

The aim shall be to ascertain “what was really stated and what was really heard”, Deneux added, whereas insisting the fee would solely rule on “goal, tangible components.”
The probe might additionally doubtlessly interpret whether or not Neymar made homophobic remarks to Gonzalez, as reported by Spanish media.
PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa incurred a six-match ban for kicking out at Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi, who was hit with a suspension of three video games after he too was dismissed.
Leandro Paredes was banned for 2 video games after he was despatched off for a conflict with fellow Argentine Dario Benedetto, who was additionally red-carded and shall be suspended for Marseille’s sport with Saint-Etienne on Thursday.
Neymar watched Wednesday’s 1-Zero win at house to Metz from the stands as PSG registered their first factors of the season courtesy of a stoppage-time Julian Draxler aim, after successive opening defeats for the primary time since 1984/85.

He shall be free to return to face Reims on September 27 however will miss Sunday’s journey to Good.
The suspension provides to a rising listing served by Neymar since his arrival in Paris in 2017 because the world’s costliest football.
He was banned for 3 video games by UEFA — finally decreased to 2 — following a foul-mouthed rant at officers following PSG’s Champions League exit by the hands of Manchester United in March 2019.
A pair months later he lashed out at a Rennes supporter following PSG’s defeat on penalties within the French Cup last, incomes himself a three-match ban from the French FA.
Neymar was additionally despatched off in a 2-2 draw towards Marseille in October 2017 for 2 petulant yellow playing cards late within the sport.

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