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Neymar Slammed With 2 Match Ban Over Red Card Against Marseille

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has been banned for two games after being sent off against Marseille – but French football authorities will investigate his accusation of racial abuse.

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The Brazil international was the last of five red cards in Sunday’s bad-tempered Ligue 1 match after he hit Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.

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Neymar later accused his opponent of racism on social media and urged the authorities to use VAR to investigate.

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Gonzalez has denied Neymar’s claim.

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The other four players sent off have also received bans – with PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa suspended for six matches.

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His team-mate 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.

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

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PSG said they will “strongly support” their player, while Marseille released a statement saying:

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“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.”

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