Expelled Sunday night during the Classic lost by PSG (0-1), Neymar received the support of many Brazilian football personalities. The first to support his compatriot is Daniel Alves, the former Paris-SG right-back, who spoke on his Instagram account: “In sport… there is no place for people to proclaim hatred or racism. Don’t be guided by hatred, my brother. Love is the only way to fight hate ”.
According to isolated images broadcast by the Téléfoot channel, Neymar complained shortly after half an hour of play to the refereeing body, repeating over and over again “racismo, no! “(” Racism, no! “), Pointing to the Spanish defender of OM Alvaro Gonzalez, responsible for marking him.
At the very end of the match, after an embryonic general fight, Neymar was one of the five players excluded by the referee, for having slapped the back of Alvaro Gonzalez’s head. Felipe Melo, Brazilian midfielder from Palmeiras known to be rough on the pitch, wanted to support his compatriot. “You did well, it’s a shame that I’m not playing against this shitty racist”, the ex-Juventus player tweeted.
Even Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has appeared on several occasions alongside Neymar, was keen to react, by retweeting a message from the PSG striker accusing Alvaro Gonzalez of having called him “a monkey son of a bitch. Alvaro Gonzalez has denied uttering such insults.