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'I know what he is, what he represents': Andre Villas-Boas launches impassioned defence of Alvaro Gonzalez and says Marseille defender is 'not racist' following PSG star Neymar's racism claim against him Neymar alleged that Alvaro Gonzalez called him a 'monkey motherf*****' Five players were sent off after a mass brawl when PSG faced Marseille  Neymar was one of those to be shown a red card after he punched Gonzalez But Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas insists his Spanish defender is not racist

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 13:29 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 13:30 BST, 15 September 2020

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Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas has leapt to the defence of defender Alvaro Gonzalez following Neymar's racism claim against the centre-back.

Neymar alleged that Gonzalez called him a 'monkey motherf*****' in a heated derby that saw five players sent off while 12 others were given yellow cards after a mass brawl broke out during the game at the Parc des Princes.

The £198m PSG and Brazil star was infuriated with the comments he alleges the Spaniard made, which resulted in him throwing a punch at his rival and subsequently being sent off in the Ligue 1 champions' 1-0 defeat to Marseille.

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas has leapt to the defence of defender Alvaro Gonzalez

Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas has leapt to the defence of defender Alvaro Gonzalez

Neymar alleged that Gonzalez called him a 'monkey motherf*****' when PSG faced Marseille

Neymar alleged that Gonzalez called him a 'monkey motherf*****' when PSG faced Marseille

But former Tottenham boss Villas Boas claims his side have 'no doubts' about Gonzalez said and said they will cooperate fully to ascertain the truth.  

'We are sure that Alvaro is not racist. I know him well, I know what he is, what he represents,' Villas Boas said.

'We have no doubts about what he said. We will help find the truth. Neymar knows the seriousness of his accusations.'

The comments come after Neymar admitted he 'acted like a fool' in his part of a mass brawl in the Ligue 1 clash but called out his opponent for the abuse he claims he suffered in an impassioned statement. 

The Brazilian admitted he 'acted like a fool' after being sent off for punching the Spaniard

The Brazilian 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

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