The Brazilian government backed Neymar on racism

The Brazilian government sent support to Neymar on Tuesday after he received a red card for a fight in a Lego 1 match in France; condemning the "racism" he was involved in.

The Brazilian government backed Neymar on racism

The Paris Saint-Germain star is facing punishment from the French league's disciplinary commission after he slapped defender Alvaro Gonzalez at the end of PSG's 1-0 loss to Marseille on Sunday. Spaniard is accused’ of being a "monkey".

Gonzalez has denied the allegations. But in Neymar's home country of Brazil, the Ministry of Human Rights said he was behind the world's most expensive footballer.

"Despite another case of racism in sports that has come to light, the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights publicly expresses solidarity with player Neymar Jr.," the ministry said in a statement. "Racism is a crime."

The statement came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted his version of Neymar's events on Monday.

The Brazilian striker slapped Gonzalez on the back of the head near the end of Sunday's match, sparking a heated argument that led to the dismissal of five players, including Neymar.

If league officials now prove Neymar's allegations true, he could face a possible multi-match suspension like Gonzalez.


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