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Neymar has been banned for two games for his part in the brawl at the end of the Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille.

Neymar and four other players banned over PSG brawl as LFP investigates racism allegations

The Brazilian was one of five players sent off in a last-minute brawl at the Parc des Princes after striking Alvaro Gonzalez in the back of the head, having had several incidents with the Spanish defender previously in the game.

PSG full-back Layvin Kurzawa will serve a six-game suspension after he kicked Jordan Amavi, who himself has been banned for three games with Marseille team-mate Dario Benedetto receiving a one-match ban.

Marseille’s Houssem Aouar has also received a one-match suspension.

For his part in the incident, Angel Di Maria will appear before a disciplinary committee on September 23.

Neymar was heard telling the fourth official on pitchside microphones that he had heard a racist remark while walking off the pitch and later accused Gonzalez of racism on Twitter, asking the authorities to use VAR to explain issues.

Gonzalez denied the charges strenuously but was put under investigation by the LFP.

Neymar said he hit out at Gonzalez in a statement released on Monday after discovering that match officials “would not do anything.”

“I am black, the son of a black man, the grandson and great-grandson of black men,” he said in an Instagram post. “I’m proud and do not see myself as different from anyone else.

“Yesterday, I wanted those in charge of the game (referees and assistants) to be impartial and understand there is no place for such prejudice.”

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