La Liga: Espanyol chief Collet denies Neymar was racially abused

Jan 05, 2016, 08:23 IST | IANS

Barcelona: Espanyol football club's president Joan Collet on Monday said there were no racist chants hurled at FC Barcelona striker Neymar during their La Liga encounter which ended in a goalless draw.

Barca striker Neymar
Barca striker Neymar

Former Barcelona board member Toni Freixa posted on Twitter on Saturday: "I trust that the racist chants which Neymar was subjected to have been carefully noted in the referee's report."

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta also echoed the same sentiments as those of Freixa, saying he heard it "in one corner, in the first half, from one supporter."

But, Collet denied all the accusations. "I was there, just like 30,000 people and nothing happened," he was quoted as saying by

"The whole thing blows up for one shout, but there was nothing generalised, it's a lie. It was a high-risk game and there weren't any incidents. The attitude of the fans was admirable. It was a game we can feel proud about and it makes us very excited about the future."

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