The Brazilian launched an astonishing rant at the officials after PSG were knocked out of the Champions League, UEFA have opened an investigation into Neymar’s social media comments after PSG’s defeat to Manchester United .
The Brazilian launched an astonishing foul-mouthed rant at the officials in the wake of United’s 3-1 victory last week. “This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR,” he said on Instagram .
“There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back?! Go f**k yourselves!”
A UEFA statement read: “UEFA has today announced that it has appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation regarding the comments made on social media by the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior, following the UEFA Champions League match between PSG & Man Utd.”
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has expressed his frustration with the late penalty decision that led to his side being knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United.
Referee Damir Skomina consulted VAR before deciding to award United a penalty after Diogo Dalot’s effort struck PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe on the arm.
Marcus Rashford stepped up to score the resultant spot-kick, with United winning 3-1 on the night and prevailing on away goals after the tie finished 3-3. Neymar, who wasn’t able to feature due to a foot injury, was left livid by the decision and was seen expressing his anger on the touchline in the closing stages of the game.
The Brazil international then took to Instagram to hit out at Skomina’s decision, claiming that he and the other officials involved ‘do not understand football’.