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Marseille Coach Villa-Boas Defends Alvaro Against Neymar Racism Complaint

Neymar (L), Alvaro Gonzalez (Photo Credit: Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez Twitter)

Olympique de Marseille coach Andre VillasBoas has defended Alvaro Gonzalez after Neymar accused the centre again of racism.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 9:13 PM IST


Olympique de Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has defended Alvaro Gonzalez after Neymar accused the centre again of racism.

Paris St Germain ahead Neymar mentioned he was the goal of a racist slur from Alvaro throughout Sunday’s 1-Zero defeat by Marseille, wherein he was despatched off for brawling together with 4 different gamers.

“We are alongside our player, in the search for the truth,” Villas-Boas advised reporters on Tuesday. “We are positive that Alvaro shouldn’t be racist. Olympique de Marseille represents multiculturality.

“He (Neymar) suffered, too. He is aware of exactly the influence of false accusations (after a rape case towards him was dismissed and the perpetrators charged with perverting the course of justice).

“It’s not right in the direction of Alvaro. It’s a delicate topic. Marseille and PSG are right here to assist discover the reality.”

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Neymar struck Alvaro on the again of the pinnacle in the course of the recreation and later tweeted saying he regretted not hitting the Spaniard within the face.

The Brazilian admitted on Instagram that it was a mistake to assault Alvaro however defended his personal stance towards racism.

Alvaro’s workforce mate Valentin Rongier mentioned: “I heard absolutely nothing. (Alvaro) is always smiling and respectful, even if he likes to make fun of others. Maybe he managed to make Neymar go berserk.”

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