Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes has received death threats for injuring Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to his coach Rudi Garcia.

A tearful Neymar was stretchered off during PSG's 1-0 defeat to Lyon on Sunday in Ligue 1 after sustaining a left ankle injury as a result of a tackle from Mendes.

"Thiago has received many death threats, and they shouldn't exist," Garcia said at a news conference on Tuesday.

"Today, we allow ourselves to easily insult or say horrible things."