Neymar ‘faces SEVEN-game ban’ after he punched Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez – who ‘could be handed a 10-match suspension’ after the PSG star made racism claim against him


  • Neymar was sent off for PSG after punching Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez
  • The Brazilian was angry after the Spaniard allegedly racially abused him
  • Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez have continued their war of words on social media
  • The PSG superstar could face a ‘seven-game ban’ for his part in the incident
  • Gonzalez could get a ‘ten-match suspension’ if he is found guilty of racism 

Neymar could reportedly face a seven-match ban for punching Alvaro Gonzalez after he accused the Spaniard of racism.

The Brazilian superstar was sent off for Paris Saint-Germain after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez, before the Brazilian insisted that the Marseille defender was racially abusive towards him.

The governing body of professional football in France, the LFP, will now review the incident before handing out its suspension for the Brazilian, with the organisation’s regulations stating that the Brazilian could be banned for as many as seven matches, according to French sports outlet RMC Sport.

Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez could both face bans following the incident on Sunday evening

Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez could both face bans following the incident on Sunday evening

The Brazilian was one of five players sent off in a feisty derby between PSG and Marseille

As cited by RMC Sport, ‘An aggressive action committed outside of a game set and without causing injury to the opponent can lead to the suspension of seven games’.

However if the reason for the dismissal is an attempted assault, he could face a ban of up to six games.’

They are also investigating the claims made against Gonzalez, and if he is found guilty of racist abuse he could face up to a ten-game ban.

Marseille ran out 1-0 winners in a heated Le Classique derby that saw five players sent off in a 180-second window while 12 others were given yellow cards on the night at the Parc des Princes.

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