UEFA charge Neymar for expletive-laden rant after Champions League defeat by Manchester United in which he told officials: ‘Go f*** yourself’
- UEFA have charged Neymar after he posted insults about VAR officials
- Neymar was furious after PSG lost to Manchester Utd via a controversial penalty
- PSG were knocked out the Champions League after losing 3-1 at home
The charge lists Neymar as having committed ‘insulting/molesting acts against a match official (statements made by the player following the match)’.
The date of Neymar’s hearing has yet to be confirmed, following confirmation of the charge on Friday afternoon.
UEFA have charged Neymar after he confronted officials after PSG’s loss to Manchester United
The Brazilian used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials
A handball was given against Presnel Kimpembe after Diogo Dalot’s effort struck his arm
PSG lost 3-1 at home to Manchester United to exit the Champions League on away goals at the round of 16 stage.
United’s winning goal was a penalty scored by Marcus Rashford, controversially given for a handball by Presnel Kimpembe after the decision was referred to VAR.
The Brazilian used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before United were awarded the stoppage-time penalty.
Neymar wrote: ‘This is shameful! And they still let four guys that do not understand football look at the slow motion video, this doesn’t happen! How is he going to take his hand out when he’s on his back! Oh go f*** yourself.’
The forward, who was injured and did not play, was seen watching on in horror as his side became the first to lose a Champions League knockout tie having won by two goals away from him in the first leg.
Neymar launched an outburst on Instagram, claiming the officials ‘do not understand football’
The forward felt Manchester United’s late penalty shouldn’t have been given