Gonzalez claims he was forced to hide amid death threats over Neymar race row

Marseille star Alvaro Gonzalez claims he has not left his house in a month due to the backlash from his racism row with Neymar.

The pair clashed during Marseille's ill-tempered match against PSG last month which culminated in a crazy 22-man brawl and five red cards.

Neymar was one of the players to receive his marching orders after lashing out at Gonzelez amid the melee, but immediately accused his opponent of racially abusing him prior to his sending off.

Gonzalez refuted the allegations and protested his innocence, but revealed his life has been turned into a nightmare despite the case against him being dropped.

He told El Transistor : "It [the claims] was a big lie. All the referees came out in my defence.

"Someone like him doesn't deserve my respect or even my gaze. It would have been easier for the two of us to have spoken and resolved the matter. He [Neymar] hasn't [contacted me].

"I live in a city where someone who would be racist could not live. Everyone knows that the s*** fell on me while he was just happy sitting in his house and watching everything happen."

Spanish centre-back Gonzalez made allegations of his own against his Brazilian counterpart, claiming Neymar had used a homophobic slur towards him.

He also alleged Neymar made reference to their disparate pay packages, by stating he earned more "in one day what I earn in a year".

Both players were not sanctioned by the French Football Federation (FFF) due to a lack of sufficient evidence, but Gonzalez's problems have not ended there.

"I don't know who leaked my phone but I had two million WhatsApp messages when I landed in Marseille from Paris," he said. "Every night I go to bed and when I wake up the next morning, I have 20,000 WhatsApp messages.

"My phone is in the hands of the police. As it is right now, I cannot use it as it's full. The police have managed to block certain groups. I've had death threats and so have my parents. My mother owns a shop and she has received messages, too.

"To see photographs of my car being posted in social media scared me. I have not left the house in a month."

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