The Brazilian star of Paris Saint-Germain Neymar Jr received this Wednesday a suspension of two games for slapping the Spanish Olympique de Marseille defender Álvaro González on the head.
The Disciplinary Commission of the French Professional Football League also agreed to open an investigation into the accusations of racist comments that Neymar presented against González during the PSG-OM league match last Sunday.
In addition, the Argentine Leandro Paredes (PSG) was suspended with three games, his compatriot Darío Benedetto (OM) with another, and the Argentinean Ángel di María (PSG) will be called up next day 23 to clarify a possible spitting on González the Disciplinary Commission said in a statement at the end of its meeting today.
Neymar Jr received a penalty of three games, although one of them with automatic suspension, which in practice means a penalty of two games.
The most severe punishments were for the French Layvin Kurzawa (PSG, six games) and Jordan Amavi (OM, three games) for their mutual aggression during the tumultuous match on Sunday night , in which there were five expelled.
In minute 97, and with 0-1 for OM, there was a tangana in which Kurzawa and Amavi attacked each other, while Paredes and Benedetto also crossed something more than words. They all received red cards.
In addition, Neymar Jr was expelled, after the VAR warned the referee of some images in which, taking advantage of the stoppage of the game, he slapped González on the back of the head, something he did on other occasions during the match.
The Brazilian star repeatedly accused the Spanish central defender of having made a racist comment specifically "monkey son of a bitch."
González repeatedly denied having made this comment, and an uncle of his told a Spanish television channel that he actually called him "fool", a word with a similar sound but a totally different meaning.
In recent days, both OM and PSG have defended their respective players on this issue.
On the other hand, González denounced the referee that he had been spat on by Di María during the same match.