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Álvaro denies Neymar's racism accusations

Álvaro hit back at Neymar after being accused of racism following Marseille's win over Paris Saint-Germain.

Alvaro denies racism accusations, hits back at Neymar

Marseille defender Álvaro said there was "no place for racism" as he denied accusations aimed at him by Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

Álvaro: 'No place for racism'

Neymar was sent off for hitting Alvaro in additional time in PSG's 1-0 loss to Marseille in a fiery Le Classique in Paris on Sunday.

The Brazil star later wrote on Twitter he regretted not hitting Álvaro in the face, and followed up by saying he had been called a "monkey motherf*****".

But Álvaro dismissed allegations of racism in a post of his own on Twitter.

"There is no place for racism," he wrote.

"Clean race and with many colleagues and friends on a daily basis. Sometimes you have to learn to lose and take it on the field.

"Incredible three points today."

Leandro Paredes, Layvin Kurzawa, Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto were also sent off in additional time.

Florian Thauvin's goal was enough for Marseille to win 1-0, condemning PSG to a second defeat to begin the Ligue 1 season.