Neymar reacted badly after Man United beat PSG
In one of the more remarkable matches in the 2018-19 Champions League, Man United stunned PSG in the last-16.
Man United beat PSG 3-1 at the Parc des Princes.
Man United’s third goal in Paris came from the penalty spot. VAR decided that Presnel Kimpembe had handled the ball in the PSG box.
That decision triggered Neymar into a social media rant after the game:
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!
Neymar later deleted his Instagram post, but UEFA had already opened an investigation into the matter.
Uefa launch investigation into Neymar following his social media rant about the match officials in PSG’s defeat to mufc last week pic.twitter.com/7ctCmh6gj1
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) March 13, 2019
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UEFA reject PSG’s appeal
Back in April, UEFA decided that Neymar would be punished with a three-match Champions League ban for his outburst.
To be clear, Neymar’s ban will apply in this year’s competition, too.
PSG tried to overturn the ban by appealing the original decision.
However, it’s been confirmed today that PSG’s appeal proved unsuccessful.
As a result, Neymar’s three-match ban remains intact.
UEFA has rejected Paris Saint-Germain’s appeal against Neymar’s 3-match ban. So out of 3 Champions League group stage games as it stands https://t.co/zS829v75bH
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) June 19, 2019
Will Neymar be at Barcelona in 2019-20?
Those rumours are flying about right now.
According to Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo today, Neymar has already indicated to PSG that he wants to join Barcelona.
The front page of MD had the following quote: “I don’t want to play here anymore. I want to return home; I never should have left”.
Mundo Deportivo are attributing the following quote on their front page tomorrow to Neymar: “I don’t want to continue here (at PSG). I want to go home, where I should never have left,” – unclear if it is a genuine quote, or speculation. pic.twitter.com/Gri0tg5xTJ
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 18, 2019