UEFA has slammed a three-match ban on Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, for his social media outburst following his club’s Champions League defeat to Manchester United last month.
The Brazilian used x-rated Instagram rant while reacting furiously to the VAR-awarded penalty which saw Manchester United knock PSG out of the Champions League on March 6.
Neymar who was sidelined for both legs of the encounter due to an ankle injury watched the second leg match from the stands as his team-mates crashed out at the same stage of the competition for the second straight season.
Shortly after the full-time whistle, he took to Instagram to slam the match officials.
He wrote: “This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR.
“There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back!
“Go f**k yourselves!”
Even though his rant was unncessary and demeaning, Neymar had every season to be dissapointed because having won the first leg at Old Trafford 2-0, his French side were heavy favourites to win the two-legged tie and reach the quarter-finals.
But Marcus Rashford secured a 3-1 second-leg triumph at the Parc des Princes with a 94th-minute penalty-kick that was controversially awarded via VAR for an alleged handball on Presnel Kimpembe.
With Romelu Lukaku’s brace in the first half, United went through to the semi-finals on away goals.