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Neymar Gets Two Match Ban As French League Investigate His Racism Claim

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has been banned for two games after being sent off against Marseille.

The Brazilian was the last of five red cards in Sunday’s bad-tempered Ligue 1 match, sent off for hitting Gonzalez, as reported by FrujuSports.

He later took to social media to accuse Gonzalez of racism and urged the French football authorities to investigate using VAR.

Gonzalez has since denied the allegation, calling Neymar a “bad loser.”

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body of professional French football, has confirmed it will investigate Neymar’s accusation.

PSG said they will “strongly support” their player, while Marseille released a statement saying: “Alvaro Gonzalez is not racist; he demonstrated it to us by his daily behaviour since joining the club, as his team-mates have already testified.”

Neymar’s teammate Leandro Paredes has been banned for two games – while for Marseille, Jordan Amavi has received a three-match suspension and Dario Benedetto must sit out one game.

Angel di Maria, Neymar’s PSG team-mate, will also be summoned to the LFP’s disciplinary commission meeting on 23 September following claims he spat at Marseille’s Gonzalez.

PSG lost 1-0 to Marseille in their first Ligue 1 game of the new season on Sunday.

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