Brazilian govt backing Neymar in racism row

first_img Loading… “In the face of yet another case of racism that has come to the surface in sport, the ministry of women, the family and human rights publicly voices its solidarity with the player Neymar Jr,” the ministry said in a statement. “Racism is a crime.”Advertisement Read Also: West Brom complete signing of ex-Chelsea defender The Brazilian striker slapped Gonzalez on the back of the head near the end of Sunday’s match, sparking a mass brawl that ended with five players sent off, including Neymar. He now faces a potential multi-match suspension, as does Gonzalez, if league officials find Neymar’s accusation is true. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The statement came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday retweeted Neymar’s own version of events.center_img Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl. The Paris Saint-Germain star is facing punishment by the French league’s disciplinary commission after slapping defender Alvaro Gonzalez near the end of PSG’s 1-0 loss to Marseille Sunday, accusing the Spaniard of calling him a “monkey.” Gonzalez denies the accusation. But in Neymar’s native Brazil, the ministry responsible for human rights issues said it stood behind the world’s most expensive footballer. Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap Opera10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

Zrostlik, Barnes, Burke win at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 3) – All three IMCA feature winners Friday night were first-time visitors to victory lane this season at Davenport Speedway.Joe Zrostlik scored his first local Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Model victory of the season. Zrostlik led all 25 laps en route to the win. Chuck Hanna was closing in lapped traffic but finished a car length behind the leader. Ray Guss Jr. drove from ninth to finish third. Matt Ryan and Andy Nezworski rounded out the first five.Eric Barnes made his first trip to victory lane in the Eriksen’s IMCA Modifieds. Barnes started on the pole and led all 20 laps. Matt Werner finished in the runner-up spot. Bob Dominacki, Ray Cox Jr. and Bruce Hanford all swapped positions several times before finishing third through fifth, in that order.Thirty-two Modifieds were on hand again Friday night.Andrew Burk pushed his way to the front in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Burk made a bold move on the inside to pass Doug Burkhead and Jared Waterman for the lead. Burk then led the rest of the way to checkers.Jarrett Franzen got close to Burk a couple of times but had to settle for second. Waterman held on for third. Tony Olson, in a barrowed car, finished fourth, ahead of Ross Neal.last_img read more