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His Brazilian teammate Leandro Paredes was punished in the same way; Layvin Kurzawa gets six-match suspension

Last updated: 16/09/20 22:42 pm


Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille ended in mass brawl

Neymar was banned for two matches for his participation in the fight after the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille.

The Brazilian was one of five players sent off in a last-minute brawl at Parc des Princes after hitting Alvaro Gonzalez in the back of the head, after having had several incidents with the Spain defender before in the game.

Neymar also has a third game under suspended sentence, with Leandro Paredes having received the same penalty.

PSG full-back Layvin Kurzawa will serve a six-game suspension after kicking Jordan Amavi, who himself was banned for three games, with Marseille teammate Dario Benedetto receiving a one-game ban .

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French football expert Jonathan Johnson has details as Neymar is banned for two matches for his participation in the brawl at the end of the Ligue 1 game between PSG and Marseille

French football expert Jonathan Johnson has details as Neymar is banned for two matches for his participation in the brawl at the end of the Ligue 1 game between PSG and Marseille

Marseillais Houssem Aouar also received a one-match suspension.

For his part in the incident, Angel Di Maria will appear before a discipline committee on September 23.

Neymar was overheard on pitch-side microphones informing the fourth official that he heard a racist comment as he walked off the pitch and then accused Gonzalez of racism on Twitter, urging authorities to use VAR to clarify matters. things.

Gonzalez vigorously denied the allegations but was placed under investigation by the LFP.

In a statement released on Monday, Neymar claimed he punched Gonzalez after realizing match officials “wouldn’t do anything.”

“I am black, the son of a black man, the grandson and great-grandson of a black man,” he said in an Instagram post. “I am proud and do not consider myself different from others.

“Yesterday I wanted those in charge of the game (referees and assistants) to be impartial and understand that there is no room for such prejudices. “

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