Marseille's Alvaro Gonzalez Hits Back At Neymar's Racism Claim
Alvaro Gonzalez has hit back at Neymar's racism claim following Sunday's explosive match.
Neymar accused Gonzalez of racially abusing him during Marseille's 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
But Gonzalez has denied any wrongdoing as he took to social media to defend himself from Neymar's accusation.
"There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many team-mates and friends on a day to day basis," he wrote on Twitter, accompanied with a picture of him with his Marseille teammates.
He added: "Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today, Allez l'OM thank you family."
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Florian Thauvin scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute as Marseille secured three points.
And speaking after the game, Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas jumped to the defence of Gonzalez while highlighting Angel Di Maria's behaviour.
"I don't know. I hope not, there is no place for racism in football," he told Telefoot.
"It's a serious fault if it happened but I don't think so. Before that, we had a situation with a spit from Di Maria.
"These are things to avoid in the world of football. I hope it won't be a black spot in this historic performance."
The Portuguese continued by saying: "It's a great victory. We improved little by little with a little more control. We were disciplined defensively. It should finish 2-0, but I don't know why the referee didn't give the second goal.
"Di Maria and Neymar were incredible. I congratulate them because it's hard after Covid-19 to present yourself like this. They did well and fought for 90 minutes. It was the moment for us. We were confident."
Neymar tells the fourth official there was a racist incident after receiving his marching orders...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 13, 2020
We expect to hear much more fallout from tonight's Le Classique. pic.twitter.com/U6ELYKNaXp
Defending champions PSG currently sit in the relegation zone having lost their opening two league games.
Marseille, meanwhile, are fifth after a second straight win.
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