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Ligue 1: “I acted like a fool” Neymar admits after ban for two matches following Classique red card

Following his red card against Paris Saint-Germain in their Classique loss against Marseille, Neymar was suspended for two matches.

Neymar said he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism.

“Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me,” Neymar said in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday.

“I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realised that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact.”

On Sunday, PSG went down 1-0 to rivals Marseille, but the game was marred by an amazing finale in which five players were dismissed.

Neymar, the most expensive player in the world, after striking Alvaro Gonzalez on the back of the head, was the last of those to see red.

The Brazilian subsequently alleged he had been Alvaro’s victim of racial violence, who refuted the allegations.

A disciplinary tribunal’s findings were announced Wednesday and Neymar had a third match applied as a suspended term to his ban.

A six-game ban was handed to Layvin Kurzawa, with Leandro Paredes out for just two fixtures as well.

The trio watched as PSG late claimed their season’s first victory against Metz, a game in which Abdou Diallo saw red as well.
Angel Di Maria was the star player of the champions but has now been called up to face next Wednesday’s disciplinary commission in relation to the Marseille game.

Jordan Amavi of OM was omitted for three days, with Dario Benedetto facing only a one-match suspension.

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