Neymar makes racism claim after red card

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has levelled serious accusations of racism against Olympique Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez after being sent off in his side's 1-0 defeat on Sunday. 

Neymar was one of five players to be shown a red card as PSG suffered a 1-0 defeat to rivals Marseille during a heated Le Classique.

The Brazil forward was given his marching orders in the 97th minute following a clash with Gonzalez, and he has since accused the Spaniard of using racist language towards him.

Scroll through the gallery above for images of the heated exchange between Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez

"VAR catching my 'aggression' is easy. Now I want to see them get the footage of the racist calling me 'monkey son of a b****'... That's what I want to see!" Neymar wrote on Twitter after the match, as translated from Portuguese.

READ: Five red cards in PSG's heated loss

Gonzalez has since responded to the former FC Barcelona star's claims with a tweet of his own, in which he denied the accusations that had been made against him.

"There is no place for racism. [I have had a] clean career and with many colleagues and friends on a daily basis. Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field. Incredible three points today. Allez l'OM," the 30-year-old shared.

Just minutes before the altercation, PSG's Leonardo Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa, and Marseille's Diego Benedetto and Jordan Amavi were also dismissed following a brawl on the pitch.

Les Parisiens were ultimately consigned to a second consecutive defeat of the season following France international Florian Thauvin's first-half goal.

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