Paris St-Germain superstar Neymar accused Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism after being sent off following a rol in his side’s 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat on Sunday.
Neymar was one of five players to be shown a red card, while Gonzalez escaped punishment by the referee in a heated Le Classique clash.
Before Neymar’s sending off, PSG’s Leandro Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa, and Marseille’s Diego Benedetto and Jordan Amavi were also dismissed following a brawl.
Then the Brazil superstar and Gonzalez got into a bots and he has since accused the Spaniard of using racist language towards him.
Neymar wrote in Portuguese on Twitter: “Now I want to see them get the footage of the racist calling me ‘monkey motherf*****’.”
Gonzalez hit back on social media, denying that he said that and said he was was against racism.
The Spaniard shared: “There is no place for racism. [I have had a] clean career and with many colleagues and friends on a daily basis. Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field.”
The French league will make a decision later this week, with an incident involving racism carrying a 10-match ban.
As for the match itself, Florian Thauvin’s first-half goal condemned Neymar and company to their second straight defeat of the new Ligue 1 campaign.