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It was an epic derby yesterday night between the two French sides; PSG and Marsellile, a game that saw one of the PSG star players; Neymar to receive a red card after hitting th head of an oppnent but Neymar later claimed that he was subjected to racist abuse after he was sent off for striking an opponent in the back of the head as tempers flared during Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 loss in Le Classique on Sunday.



Florian Thauvin gave Marseille their first league win over PSG since November 2011, condemning last season's Champions League runners-up to their second straight league defeat after they suffered a 1-0 opening day setback at Lens.

A full-scale brawl broke out on the pitch in the last minute of stoppage time, forcing referee Jerome Brisard to send off PSG's Laywin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes as well as Marseille's duo of Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.

Neymar was then also sent off for striking Alvaro Gonzalez in the back of the head, having had several incidents with the Spanish defender previously in the game

Neymar tweeted after the game, saying his "only regret" was not hitting Marseille defender Gonzalez in the face.

He later posted: "It's easy for VAR to capture my aggression. Now I want to see it capture the footage of the racist calling me a monkey son of a b****. That's what I want to see!

"I do tricks and I get punished. A tap on the head and I get sent off. What about them?"

Gonzalez strenuously denied the accusation on Twitter, insisting there is "no place for racism" and he has had a "clean career".

In a reply to Gonzalez's tweet, Neymar wrote: "You're not man enough to own up to your mistake, losing is part of the sport. Insulting and bringing racism into our lives isn't.

"I can't agree with that. I DON'T RESPECT YOU! YOU HAVE NO CHARACTER! Own up to what you say my brother ... be a MAN! RACIST."

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