PSG star Neymar has called for an end to racist abuse after accusing Alvaro Gonzalez of aiming it towards him, telling the Spaniard 'You know what you said'.
The 28-year-old was sent off for Paris Saint-Germain against Marseille on Sunday after VAR found that he had thrown a punch at Gonzalez, before the Brazilian insisted that the defender was racially abusive towards him.
Neymar admitted he 'acted like a fool' in his part of a mass brawl in the Ligue 1 clash which ended with five players being red carded but called out his opponent for the abuse he claims he suffered in an impassioned statement.
Neymar has called for an end to racist abuse after accusing Alvaro Gonzalez of the offence
The Brazilian also admitted he 'acted like a fool' after being sent off for punching the Spaniard
'Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me. I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realised that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact', Neymar said on his Instagram page.
'During the game I wanted to answer, as always, playing football. The facts show that I did not succeed, I revolted.
'In our sport, aggressions, insults, swearing are part of the game, of the dispute. You can't be affectionate. I understand this guy partly. All is a part of the game but racism and intolerance are unacceptable.
'I am black, son of black, grandson and great grandson of black also. I am proud and I do not see myself as different from anyone. Yesterday I wanted those in charge of the game (referees, assistants) to position themselves impartially and understand that there is no longer such a place for a prejudiced attitude.
Neymar protested after his dismissal, alleging that Gonzalez had racially abused him
The 28-year-old told the Spaniard 'You know what you said... I know what I did' in a statement
'Reflecting and seeing all the manifestation that happened. I am saddened by the feeling of hatred that we can provoke when in the heat of the moment we snap.
'Should I have ignored it? I don't know yet... Today, with a cool head, I say yes, But in due course my companions and I asked the referees for help and we were ignored. That's the point!
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