Neymar had to be ‘restrained by club staff in a tunnel bust-up’ after the Brazilian watched on as Paris Saint-Germain were dramatically dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester United. The £198million man was on the sidelines at the Parc des Princes as he continues to recover from a metatarsal injury he sustained in January.
And according to RMC Sport, the player’s anger at the dramatic exit spilled over into the tunnel afterwards.The report reveals that Neymar angrily went to the referees’ office as his frustration at Dario Skomina’s late penalty award – which was given via the interference of VAR.
According to eye-witnesses to RMC, Neymar is alleged to have forced his way through the corridor to the officials’ office and had to be restrained by members of the PSG staff outside the door. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was also left seething after seeing another Champions League campaign go up in smoke. The Qatari chief let his anger out, bashing against a door which evidenced the frustration generated by this defeat.
Neymar would find himself lucky to escape a ban from UEFA, not just for his actions behind the scenes but also for his comments immediately after the full-time whistle on Wednesday. The Brazilian was livid with the referee and blasted him, writing on Instagram: ‘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*** yourselves!’