“Faced with yet another case of racism in sport, the Ministry for Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH) is in solidarity with the player Neymar Jr “, says a statement. “Racism is a crime“, adds the ministry. Sunday, the “clasico” between two clubs known to maintain a certain rivalry was marked at the end of the meeting by the exclusion of five players. Among them, Neymar, for slapping Alvaro Gonzalez at the back of the head. The Brazilian striker complained to the referees, repeating over and over again “racism, no! “(” racism, no! “, in Spanish), pointing to the Spanish defender.
Paris SG has supported its star who, after the match, violently attacked Alvaro Gonzalez on social media: “My only regret is that I didn’t hit that asshole in the face“, he wrote on Twitter. The Parisian club “strongly supports Neymar who reported to him to have been the victim of racist insults by an opposing player“, underlined the PSG in a press release.
As for Olympique de Marseille, he let it be known that his player was not racist: “He demonstrated it to us by his daily behavior since his arrival at the club, as his teammates have already testified “, he writes. On Tuesday, the National Secretary for the Promotion of Racial Equality in Brazil condemned “vehemently any kind of violence“and denounced the”cases of discrimination based on skin color “. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday retweeted a message from Neymar in which the striker complained that VAR (video arbitration) had detected his “aggression” but not that, verbal and “racist”, of Alvaro Gonzalez against him.