Neymar slapped with Ligue 1 ban

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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been handed a two-match ban following his dismissal against Olympique Marseille last weekend.

Neymar was one of five players to receive his marching orders during PSG's 1-0 defeat to Marseille on Sunday when he found himself at the centre of a fiery confrontation with Alvaro Gonzalez, which culminated in him slapping the l'OM defender on the back of the head.

The Brazil forward was promptly expelled from the encounter, but subsequently accused his opponent of directing racial slurs at him during their exchange, taking to social media to call for action to be taken against the Spanish defender.

Scroll through the gallery below for images of Neymar's heated exchange with Gonzalez

READ: Neymar makes racism claim after seeing red

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) disciplinary committee has since slapped Neymar with a two-match ban for his indiscretions while confirming that it has opened an investigation into the accusations made by the former FC Barcelona star, per ESPN.

It has also been confirmed that PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa has been suspended for six matches after punching and kicking Jordan Amavi, who, in turn, has been suspended for three matches for retaliating, while Leandro Paredes and Dario Benedetto have been banned for two and one matches, respectively.

Angel Di Maria has also been called to appear before the disciplinary committee after video footage emerged of the Argentina winger spitting on Gonzalez during the furore.

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