Paris (AP) – After the chaotic match between Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille, the French league waived a new penalty against PSG star striker Neymar.
As the league announced on Wednesday evening, the Disciplinary Committee lacks sufficient information for allegedly discriminatory statements allegedly made between Neymar and opponent Alvaro Gonzalez.
Neymar saw the red card in the final phase of the league game against Olympique Marseille on September 13 because he hit Gonzalez on the back of the head with the palm of his hand. After the game, Neymar had already been banned from the competition’s disciplinary committee for two games, for another probationary period.
Neymar had stated that the reason for his withdrawal was racist remarks. Gonzalez and Marseille coach André Villas-Boas had rejected the allegations after the game. Neymar eventually apologized for his behavior after the incidents, but renewed the allegations of racism. “Racism and bigotry are not acceptable,” the Brazilian striker wrote on Instagram.
At the end of the game, Neymar was one of five players who had to leave the field prematurely due to a tangible argument. Paris lost the match of the French championship 0-1.