‘Learn to lose and take it on the field… I DON’T RESPECT YOU’: Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez launch into war of words after PSG star accused the ‘a******’ he punched of calling him a ‘monkey motherf*****’ in mass brawl that led to five red cards
- Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez have continued their war of words on social media
- The Brazilian was one of five players sent off during the feisty derby on Sunday
- Neymar punched Gonzalez after the Spaniard allegedly racially abused him
- Gonzalez responded on social media, insisting that he is not a racist
- However, Neymar replied, insisting that he has no respect for the Marseille man
The 28-year-old alleges that Gonzalez called him a ‘monkey motherf*****’, which infuriated the £208m star and resulted in him throwing a punch at his rival.
Television footage and a pitchside microphone appear to have caught Neymar pointing at the centre back in question and shouting: ‘Racism, no?’
‘VAR catching my “aggression” is easy… now I want to see the image of the racist calling me a monkey motherf*****,’ he tweeted after the game.
Before uncovering what Gonzalez had allegedly called him on the field, Neymar also tweeted: ‘My only regret is not hitting that a****** in the face.’
The Spaniard responded to the allegation on social media, labelling Neymar a ‘bad loser’ before the Brazilian responded to Gonzalez’s denial of the allegation.
‘There is no place for racism… Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field. Incredible 3 points today. Allez l’OM. Thanks family,’ Gonzalez tweeted alongside a picture of himself with his team-mates.
No existe lugar para el racismo. Carrera limpia y con muchos compañeros y amigos en el día a día. A veces hay que aprender a perder y asumirlo en el campo. Increibles 3 puntos hoy. Allez l’OM💙 Gracias familia⚪️Ⓜ️🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/4DuUT1PT0x
— Álvaro González (@AlvaroGonzalez_) September 13, 2020
‘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,’ Neymar responded on Twitter.
‘I DON’T RESPECT YOU! YOU HAVE NO CHARACTER! Assume what you say mermon … be a MAN RAPÁ! RACIST’.
Andre Villas-Boas, the Marseille boss, said he hoped that racism had not further marred the clash. He told Telefoot: ‘I do not know, I hope not, I hope that nothing has happened’.
Neymar tells the fourth official there was a racist incident after receiving his marching orders…
We expect to hear much more fallout from tonight’s Le Classique. pic.twitter.com/U6ELYKNaXp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 13, 2020
Neymar and Gonzalez’s clash came in the midst of a mass brawl that was sparked by Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes following a challenge with the visitors leading by a single goal.
The attempts to restore calm from the man in the middle fell on deaf ears. Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi were also caught striking out at each other with punches, with referee Jerome Brisard showing the pair straight red cards too.
Paredes and Benedetto were the next players banished back inside after picking up their second bookings.
PSG’s run to the final of last season’s elongated Champions League saw them allowed two extra weeks to prepare for the new Ligue 1 term.
Thomas Tuchel will have been left speechless after his team’s horror start, however.
A depleted side, ravaged by positive Covid-19 tests, fell to a slender defeat against Lens on Thursday, and Marseille were able to inflict further misery despite Neymar featuring in this one.
The hosts were forced to play out the dying stages of the tempestuous encounter with eight men, with Marseille reduced to nine.
Thauvin’s goal on 31 minutes proved enough to ensure PSG remain in the drop zone.
This article was previously published on Daily Mail