Neymar, Gonzalez avoid punishment after ugly brawl


Neymar and Alvaro Gonzalez will not face any disciplinary punishment following their bust up earlier this month.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) investigation announced on Wednesday that there was insufficient evidence to reach a conclusion and to sanction either player.

The Paris Saint-German forward lashed out at Marseille defender Gonzalez and accused him of racism during an ill-tempered Ligue 1 clash between the two sides on September 13.

The Brazilian international claimed that Gonzalez had called him a “monkey” and as a result slapped the Spanish centre back on the back of the head and was given a two-match ban for his actions.

Five players were sent off during Marseille’s 1-0 win against PSG at the Parc des Princes.

Meanwhile, Neymar was accused of making homophobic remarks towards Gonzalez and his teammate, right-back Hiroki Sakai.

In a statement released on Wednesday night, the French governing body said: “After examining the file, hearing the players and the representatives of the clubs, the commission notes that it does not have sufficient evidence to allow it to establish the materiality of the facts of discriminatory remarks by the player Alvaro Gonzalez against Neymar Jr during the meeting of Neymar Jr against Alvaro Gonzalez.

“Consequently, the commission decides that there is no reason for a sanction.”

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By FARPost Reporter 

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