Three Paris Saint-Germain players saw a red card and Neymar was one of them when their Ligue 1 return on Sunday went down into turmoil against Marseille.
Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez accused of racism by the Brazilian player when he stormed out of the pitch after his red card received by punching the defender in a game-ending brawl on the back of the head.
Neymar made the accusation to the fourth official which was caught by pitchside microphones, and then the PSG forward echoed his assertion to a nearby camera after VAR confirmed its red card.
Into an all-out brawl between players from PSG and Marseille, with Neymar in the center, a fight between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Paredes soon erupted.
Gonzalez was hit on the back of the head by the Brazilian when Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi both exchanged punches.
If the order was restored referee Jerome Brisard gave Neymar, Kurzawa, and Amavi a straight red for their role in the fracas, the former going after a meeting with VAR, with Paredes and Benedetto both removed from the field after taking up second bookings.
As a result, PSG played out the final minutes with eight men and Marseille nine, the latter hanging on to take a 1-0 win due to Florian Thauvin’s goal in the first half. It has been their first victory against the leading side of French football, in the last decade in 20 matches.
The rivalry between the two French giants is one of the strongest in Ligue 1, and has only become more complicated due to the recent exploits of PSG in the Champions League.