Olympique de Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas has defended Alvaro Gonzalez soon after Neymar accused the centre back of racism.
Paris St Germain forward Neymar stated he was the target of a racist slur from Alvaro in the course of Sunday’s one- defeat by Marseille, in which he was sent off for brawling along with 4 other gamers.
“We are alongside our player, in the search for the reality,” Villas-Boas informed reporters on Tuesday. “We are confident that Alvaro is not racist. Olympique de Marseille represents multiculturality.
“He (Neymar) suffered, also. He is aware of exactly the affect of false accusations (soon after a rape situation towards him was dismissed and the perpetrators charged with perverting the program of justice).
“It can be not proper in the direction of Alvaro. It can be a delicate topic. Marseille and PSG are right here to assistance locate the reality.”
Neymar struck Alvaro on the back of the head in the course of the game and later on tweeted saying he regretted not hitting the Spaniard in the encounter.
The Brazilian admitted on Instagram that it was a blunder to assault Alvaro but defended his personal stance towards racism.
Alvaro’s staff mate Valentin Rongier stated: “I heard definitely absolutely nothing. (Alvaro) is usually smiling and respectful, even if he likes to make pleasurable of many others. Perhaps he managed to make Neymar go berserk.”