Neymar was one of five players sent off in stoppage time Sunday since Olympique de Marseille beat bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain for the very first time in nine decades.
Neymar was sent following a movie replay showing he directed a jab into the trunk of Gonzalez’s head.
As he went, Neymar told officials he was racially abused.
“it is critical wrongdoing if that is true but I do not think so,” Marseille trainer Andre Villas-Boas explained.
With clear reference Gonzalez, Neymar tweeted after: “The only regret I have isn’t hitting on the face of the idiot.” At a subsequent tweet, Neymar stated”It is simple for the VAR (video review) to determine my’aggression'” and he had been exposed to offensive insults of a stereotypical character.
“Neymar told me it was a racist insult. I didn’t hear anything around the area,” PSG trainer Thomas Tuchel explained. “Racism in existence, in most domains, in-game, shouldn’t exist.”
Winger Florian Thauvin scored in the 31st minute of a tense game comprising over a dozen yellow cards and that escalated into turmoil deep into stoppage time as kicks and punches were traded.
This was Marseille’s first success over PSG because of a 3-0 home win in November 2011.
PSG has lost three consecutive games 1-0, such as the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on Aug. 23 and off to encouraged Lens past Thursday. PSG dropped its opening two league matches for the first time since the 1984-85 year and Tuchel could find himself under early pressure.
PSG:’The problem is severe’
“The battle is something quite serious. We’ll deal with this with all our players,” PSG sporting manager Leonardo explained. “We might need to look at all to have a coherent stance however, the circumstance is severe.”
Neymar had returned into the side together with winger Di Maria after both were one of a total of seven PSG players that had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Back Alessandro Florenzi left his PSG debut after registering a year’s loan from Roma this week and nearly establish a goal after two minutes, just for goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to hands away midfielder Marco Verratti’s shot.
Thauvin spent most of last season sidelined with a debatable foot injury but made it two goals in 2 matches this effort after a wise run into the rear post to turn into playmaker Dimitri Payet’s free-kick.
Mandanda denied Neymar about the hour mark and just two minutes afterward Di Maria had a goal ruled out for offside.
Benedetto’s campaign was ruled offside one minute afterward, with Thauvin this time ruled offside from the build-up after a movie replay although he seemed to be par with a protector. Neymar then went moments afterward.
Neymar and Di Maria were one of six players who tested positive for COVID-19 after a club-approved visit to Ibiza shortly after dropping the Champions League final.
Captain Marquinhos and striker Mauro Icardi also tested positive after that trip to Spain and weren’t in the group. Neither was celebrity striker Kylian Mbappé, whose favorable virus evaluation occurred on international duty with France a week.
PSG was missing seven to the Lens conquer.