The Brazilian government supports Neymar in the face of racism
Yesterday, the Brazilian government expressed its support for its citizen Neymar, who was expelled on Sunday after hitting Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez in the last seconds of the match that Paris Saint-Germain and his team lost to their guest and rivals Marseille (0 -1) in the French League.
The match witnessed great tension between the players of the two teams, forcing the referee to announce the yellow card five times in the first half and nine in the second, then the tension increased in stoppage time with bilateral clashes between the Argentines Leandro Paredes (Saint-Germain) and Dario Benedetto on the one hand, and Jordan Amafi (Marseille) ) And Levin Kurzawa, and the referee dismissed them, before Neymar met the fate of Alvaro Gonzalez's hit without a ball at the moment of the clash.
According to scenes broadcast by the "Telefoot" network, Neymar complained half an hour after the start of the match to the arbitration body, reiterating on several occasions "racism, no!", Referring to the Marseille defender assigned to watch him who called the Brazilian a monkey according to the latter's allegations, which the defender denied The Spaniard.
Like Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who on Monday re-posted a tweet by the international striker accusing Gonzalez of being a "monkey", the ministry responsible for human rights issues in Brazil stood behind the world's most expensive player.
"In the face of another case of racism in sports, the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights publicly expresses its solidarity with the player Neymar Jr.," the ministry said in a statement, stressing that "racism is a crime."
The Brazilian star faces the possibility of being suspended for several matches by the Disciplinary Committee in the French League, as is the case for Gonzalez, as officials found that Neymar's claim was true.
The disciplinary committee is expected to investigate Neymar's allegations against Gonzalez, who Marseille claimed was a victim in turn after he was spat on by the Argentine wing of Saint Germain Angel Di Maria.
Any racist behavior may result in a suspension of a maximum of ten matches, while spitting directed at another player may lead to a suspension of six matches.
Kurzawa faces a possible seven-game ban due to his violent behavior after punching Amafi.
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