Neymar is facing a four-game ban for striking Alvaro Gonzalez after he accused the Marseille defender of racism, says former Paris Saint-Germain winger Jerome Rothen.
The Brazilian superstar was one among five players to be sent off at the top of Sunday's Classique, which Marseille won 1-0 at the Parc des Princes.
A VAR check showed Neymar striking Alvaro on the rear of the top , with the forward later saying he was subjected to a racial slur – an allegation his opponent has since categorically denied.
PSG and Marseille have fully backed their respective players and are awaiting a review from French football's administration , the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).
A decision might be made as early as Wednesday and Rothen is expecting Neymar to be hit with an extended suspension.
"To Neymar, this will be 4 games, I am sure," Jerome told RMC Sport. "I have been there during the fight."
PSG also had Leandro Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa sent off in Sunday's heated clash, while Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto saw red for Marseille.
Reigning Ligue 1 champions and Champions League finalists PSG have began their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back losses, having also been beaten 1-0 at Lens last week.
Thomas Tuchel's side are back in action on Wednesday with a home league meeting against Metz, before taking over Nice, Reims and Angers within the next 16 days.