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Neymar hit with two-match ban for hitting Alvaro Gonzalez as Ligue 1 looks at racist abuse claims

Neymar got a two-game suspension for hitting Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez as the Ligue 1 chiefs investigate the allegation that he was racially abused … while PSG teammate Layvin Kurzawa is punished for SIX games and Angel Di Maria is investigated due to claims related to spit

  • On Sunday evening, a massive brawl took place in the Ligue 1 match between PSG and Marseille
  • Five players were ejected in the incident, including Brazilian winger Neymar
  • Neymar claimed he retaliated after Alvaro Gonzalez racially abused him
  • Ligue 1 claims they will investigate the Marseille defender because of these claims
  • PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa has a six-game suspension, while Jordan Amavi is missing three

Paris St Germain’s Neymar has been suspended for two games for a strikeout at Alvaro Gonzalez in Marseille in last Sunday’s fiery Ligue 1 game.

A league statement added that defender Alvaro Gonzalo was being investigated after Neymar accused the Spaniard of using racist language against him during the match, in which a total of five players were sent away after a massive stoppage time brawl.

PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa was suspended six games, the toughest penalty of the game, for his role in the showdown, while Marseille defender Jordan Amavi was suspended for three games.

Neymar has been suspended for two games for hitting Marseille-Alvaro Gonzalez on Sunday

Neymar has been suspended for two games for hitting Marseille-Alvaro Gonzalez on Sunday

Neymar (right) claimed Gonzalez racially abused him, which Ligue 1 is investigating

Neymar (right) claimed Gonzalez racially abused him, which Ligue 1 is investigating

Neymar (right) claimed Gonzalez racially abused him, which Ligue 1 is investigating

Neymar was automatically suspended from Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Metz due to the red card, as was teammate Leandro Paredes who was given the same penalty against Marseille. Both players have also been suspended for Sunday’s away game in Nice.

Neymar and Paredes, who were also both given a suspended penalty for an extra lockout from one game, will make their return against Stade de Reims on September 27.

Marseille forward Dario Benedetto was given a one-match suspension, while PSG’s Angel Di Maria, who received a yellow card during the match but was not punished for the fight, has been called up to attend a league’s disciplinary committee next week due to claims that he spit at an opponent. .

Neymar had justified lashing out at Gonzalo by saying the Spaniard had racially abused him. The Marseille defender has denied Neymar’s allegations.

“With regard to Alvaro Gonzalez, given the nature of the facts, the Commission has decided to investigate the matter,” added the Ligue 1 statement.

A brawl in the last minutes of the PSG-Marseille match followed in the Parc des Princes

A brawl in the last minutes of the PSG-Marseille match followed in the Parc des Princes

A brawl in the last minutes of the PSG-Marseille match followed in the Parc des Princes

Layvin Kurzawa (center) has been struck with a spell of six games, more than any other player

Layvin Kurzawa (center) has been struck with a spell of six games, more than any other player

Layvin Kurzawa (center) has been struck with a spell of six games, more than any other player

Jordan Amavi (second from left) has a three-game spell, while PSG's Leandro Paredes has two

Jordan Amavi (second from left) has a three-game spell, while PSG's Leandro Paredes has two

Jordan Amavi (second from left) has a three-game spell, while PSG’s Leandro Paredes has two

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