Neymar risks a long suspension
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar faces a five-match suspension. After receiving a red card in his side’s loss to Marseille for slapping defender Alvaro Gonzalez in the neck.
Neymar accused Marseille defender Gonzalez of racism during Sunday’s extremely tense Ligue 1 match. Which was marred by a scuffle on the pitch that resulted in 14 yellow cards and five red cards.
Paris Saint-Germain lost 1-0 against Marseille. But the match was marred by ugly scenes at the end of the match after five players were sent off for involvement in a brawl on the pitch.
Neymar was the last to be sent off the field for slapping Gonzalez in the back of the neck.
This move could cost the Brazilian dearly, with a long suspension at least.
According to RMC Sport, the rules of the Disciplinary Committee of the French Football Federation say that ballless aggression on the field. Like the one perpetrated by him, can be punished with up to 7 matches suspension.
If the reason for the red card is assessed as an attempted attack. He can be punished with 6 matches suspension.