Neymar faces 7-game ban after pushing Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez

Neymar faces 7-game ban after pushing Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez

- Neymar may be slapped with a seven-game ban for pushing Alvaro Gonzalez

- The Brazilian was red carded during his side's 1-0 defeat against Marseille

- Alvaro Gonzelez may also be banned for 10 games for an alleged racial abuse

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Neymar who is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for French champions Paris-Saint-Germain is now facing the possibility of being banned for seven games this season.

This is as a result of him pushing Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez during the Ligue one encounter in which Paris-Saint-Germain suffered a defeat.

Hell was let loose five minutes to the end of the encounter as five players including Neymar were red carded by the center referee for misconducts.

After the referee consulted the VAR system, he spotted that Neymar angrily pushed Alvaro Gonzalez who then fell on the ground.

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The former Barcelona star claimed that Gonzalez made a bitter language against him which forced him to push him away.

But that does not stop the referee from sending him out of the encounter as the governing body in France will now review the incident and come out with proper punishment.

According to RMC Sports, Neymar may be given a seven-match suspension which will be a bad one for Paris-Saint-Germain.

The report added that the investigation committee will also review the racial abuse allegation levied against Gonzalez and he may be banned for 10 games.

Meanwhile, Paris-Saint-Germain are currently occupying 18th position on the Ligue 1 table after two games without any victory.

Neymar faces 7-game ban after pushing Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez

Neymar faces 7-game ban after pushing Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Neymar finally reacted to the ugly incident that happened on Sunday night, September 13, while facing Marseille in Ligue 1 game and was red carded by the center referee.

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The Brazilian football legend made it clear that he is unperturbed about the red card he got claiming that his only regret is not hitting Gonzalez in the face.

Being the champions of France and reaching the Champions League final last season, PSG fans were expecting their players to start the new season on a brighter note against Marseille.

But the encounter was not an easy one for Neymar and his teammates in which they eventually suffered a 1-0 defeat.

There was drama towards the end of the match in which the referee had no choice than to give five players red cards for misconducts.

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