Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar issued a statement on his Instagram story Monday regarding racial abuse he said he faced from Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez:
“Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with a red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me,” he said Monday on social media. “I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realized that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact.”
PSG put out a statement saying they will “strongly support” Neymar and “there is no place for racism in society, football or in our lives,” via BBC Sport.
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