Neymar reignites feud with Marseille star

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has reignited his feud with Olympique Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez, with the pair involved in a heated social media exchange on Wednesday. 

The pair were previously embroiled in a bitter row when Neymar was sent off for slapping the Spanish defender during PSG's 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat to Marseille in September last year, during which no fewer than five players were shown their marching orders.

Following the incident, both players were investigated and acquitted by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) over allegations of using discriminatory language, but their feud resurfaced once again on Wednesday following PSG's 2-1 victory in the French Super Cup final.

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In the aftermath of the Parisians victory, Neymar took to social media to taunt his opponent, posting the caption "King, Alvaro born?" on his official Twitter account alongside a celebratory image of himself.

Not to be out be outdone, Gonzalez responded shortly afterwards with an image of him grabbing Neymar's head during a dual between them, accompanied by the words, "My parents always taught me to take out the trash. Go OM always." 

The back-and-forth continued with Neymar questioning the former Villarreal defender's trophy haul, which was met with a retort that the Brazil star was living in Pele's shadow, before the former FC Barcelona forward had the last say by claiming that he was responsible for making the centre-back famous.

The tensions between the duo seems to have simmered since, with no further messages being posted since Wednesday evening, but could be reignited again next month when Neymar welcomes Gonzalez to the Parc des Princes on 7 February.

You can see the full exchange between Neymar and Gonzalez by following the Twitter link below