'It's like hitting a chef with a knife and fork' – Neymar blasts Marseille fans for missiles

The Brazilian star was sent off as his side were held at the Stade Velodrome and was not happy with the treatment he received from the home fans

Neymar slammed the behaviour of Marseille supporters during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-2 Classique draw on Sunday, claiming he “could have had lunch” with the variety of objects thrown in his direction.

It was a dramatic encounter at the Stade Velodrome, with Neymar often at the centre of things, as he cancelled out Luiz Gustavo’s 16th-minute opener just after the half-hour mark.

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Numerous times throughout the match, however, he found himself the target of some home fans, many of whom threw objects onto the pitch.

Neymar was later sent off for a second booking after clashing with Lucas Ocampos, before Edinson Cavani rescued PSG with a last-gasp equaliser, much to the despair of Marseille, who had looked set to win the game through Florian Thauvin.

After the clash, which saw Unai Emery’s men remain unbeaten in the top flight 10 matches into the season, Neymar bemoaned his treatment.

“The supporters threw all sorts of objects at me. I could have had lunch,” he said.

“There were baguettes, orange juice, Coca-Cola. That is not football.

“Regardless of whether it’s here or in the Copa Libertadores, this is not football. It’s not the way to be. It’s the same as going to a restaurant and hitting the chef with a knife and fork.”

Neymar was also accused by some of losing his temper when clashing with Ocampos, though he does not think that is true and believes the red card was harsh.

“I have seen worse things in football and no one has been sent off,” he added.

“I take responsibility for my error, but I didn’t lose my temper. We have to be prepared, given the opposition are going to try everything against us.”

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