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Gonzalez hits back at racism claim: ‘Sometimes you have to learn how to lose’

Olympique Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez has hit back at the accusation made by Neymar. The Paris-Saint-Germain forward accused the Spaniard of racist remarks after he was sent off in PSG’s 1-0 defeat against Marseille on Sunday. After the game Neymar posted a  message on social media and stated ‘I should have hit that asshole in the face’. And several hours later Gonzalez responded.

“There is no place for racism. A clean career and with many team-mates and friends on a day to day basis. Sometimes you have to learn how to lose and accept it on the field. Incredible three points today, Allez l’OM thank you family,” Gonzalez tweeted after the match alongside a picture of him with his Marseille team-mates.

His manager Andre Villas-Boas also defended the Spaniard after the game after he was asked if Gonzalez could have made those remarks: “I don’t know. I hope not, there is no place for racism in football,” Villas-Boas said in an interview with Telefoot. “It’s a serious fault if it happened but I don’t think so. The Portuguese manager then went on to accuse Angel di Maria of spitting.

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