The Professional Football League (LFP) announced on Wednesday that it was opening an investigation into racist remarks allegedly made by Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez towards Paris star striker SG Neymar, who was suspended for two matches closes, plus a suspended sentence.
In addition, the Parisian Angel Di Maria was summoned for the next meeting of the disciplinary committee, on September 23, for the spitting he would have sent in the direction of Alvaro Gonzalez, during this heated match which ended on Sunday by OM’s first victory in nine years over their rival (1-0).
Five red cards had been sent by the referee for the start of a fight at the end of the match, including one for Neymar.
Regarding the charges of racism, “the certainties are not sufficient to summon the players“, declared the chairman of the disciplinary committee Sébastien Deneux, adding that the investigation would consist of a more in-depth analysis of the images of the exchanges between the Spaniard and the Brazilian.
Parisian defender Layvin Kurzawa suffered the longest suspension with 6 matches for his kick on Jordan Amavi, who will be away from the field for 3 matches. PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes and his Argentinian OM compatriot Dario Benedetto were respectively suspended for three matches, two of which were closed and one closed.
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