PSG attacker Ángel Di María has been suspended for four games for spitting at Álvaro González in the lost game against Olympique Marseille (0-1) on September 13. Competition organizer LFP announced this on Wednesday.
The action of Di María in the 36th minute of Paris Saint-Germain-Marseille escaped the arbitration, but the Argentina international has been suspended by the disciplinary committee of the French competition organization on the basis of the television images.
Although spitting at an opponent has always been punished, in times of corona this is extra sensitive. The coronavirus can be transmitted via saliva.
The loaded duel in Paris got completely out of hand in the final phase. Several players clashed with each other. Three players from PSG, including Neymar, and two from Marseille were red from referee Jérôme Brisard for their involvement in the brawl.
The LFP previously suspended PSG players Neymar (two games), Leandro Paredes (two games) and Layvin Kurzawa (six games). Jordan Amavi (three duels) and Darío Benedetto (one game) from Marseille also had to hum for a while.
After the match in the Parc des Princes, Neymar announced that he had been treated racially by Marseille defender González. The investigation of the French federation into the alleged racism is still ongoing.