Football: Neymar does his mea culpa

The Brazilian star of PSG appealed for calm on social networks, the day after his accusations of racism against OM player Alvaro Gonzalez.

Neymar when leaving the lawn of the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening.


The Parisian player Neymar, who accused the Marseillais Alvaro Gonzalez of racist insult during his exclusion at the end of a stormy “Clasico” on Sunday (0-1), made his mea culpa and appealed for calm Monday on Instagram.

“I am sad to see the feeling of hatred that one can provoke when one revolts hot, writes in Portuguese and in English the Brazilian striker, while maintaining his accusations of racism towards the Spaniard of the OM. Should I have ignored it? I still don’t know … Today, with a rested head, I think so, but at the time my teammates and I asked the referees for help, and we were ignored. That’s the subject! ”, Justified the star of PSG.

During this sulphurous match, marked at the end of the match by the exclusion of five players, including Neymar for having slapped Alvaro Gonzalez on the back of the head, the Brazilian striker of PSG complained to the referees, repeating to many times “racismo, no!” (racism, no !, in Spanish), pointing to the Spanish defender.

“I got lost in the match and lacked wisdom”

Neymar, PSG player

PSG gave its support to its star who, after the match, was violently attacked on social networks to Alvaro Gonzalez: “My only regret is not to have hit this asshole in the face”, he had hot written on Twitter.

A reaction on and off the pitch that Neymar says he now regrets. “Yesterday, I got lost in the match and I lacked wisdom,” said Neymar, who sees an “obligation” in “pacifying this anti-racist movement so that the less privileged can be defended naturally”.

The disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP) will look from Wednesday on the five red cards distributed at the end of the match to determine the number of suspension matches incurred by Parisians Neymar, Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes, and by Marseillais Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.

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