Marseille have defended Alvaro Gonzalez from accusations that he racially abused Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and say the defender has received death threats after his phone number was leaked online.
Neymar claimed the centre-back made a racist comment as the Brazil international left the field after being shown a red card for his part in the mass brawl that saw four more players sent off near the end of Marseille’s 1-0 win on Sunday.
Gonzalez took to Twitter to defend himself and deny the accusation, while PSG have given their backing to Neymar and called for an investigation into the matter.
Marseille, meanwhile, are standing by their player and claim he has been threatened in the wake of the match.
The statement read: “Olympique de Marseille is proud of yesterday’s competitive victory over Paris Saint-Germain. This victory, obtained in a fair way, was played out on the pitch thanks to