Brazil backs Neymar in racism row


PSG’s Neymar clashes with Olympique Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzales in a Ligue 1 match, over the latter allegedly calling him a ‘monkey’. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

BRAZIL’S government sent its support to Neymar yesterday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

The Paris Saint-Germain star is facing punishment by the French league’s disciplinary commission after slapping defender Alvaro Gonzalez near the end of PSG’s 0-1 loss to Marseille Sunday, accusing the Spaniard of calling him a “monkey”.


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