The scandalous game of the French soccer league between Paris St. Germain and Olympique Marseille (0: 1) led to further consequences. The Argentine PSG striker Angel Di María was subsequently suspended for four games because he spat on opponent Álvaro González in the defeat almost two weeks ago. He initially got away with it, but has now been punished on the basis of TV recordings.
In a heated final phase of the game there were five dismissals. The Parisian Neymar also saw red for hitting González in the back of the head. The Brazilian later complained that González had racially insulted him. The league has launched an investigation into González, but a verdict will not be announced until September 30th. PSG had recently submitted video material that should prove that González had insulted Neymar as a “monkey”.
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