UEFA has charged PSG forward, Neymar for insulting/molesting acts against a match official. This comes following his outburst on social media after Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League lost to Manchester United.
The 27-year-old Brazil international who was watching from the stands at Parc des Princes could not hold his calm as United claimed a 3-1 win in the second leg of their last-16 tie to progress to the quarter-finals on away goals.
The third crucial goal came in from Marcus Rashford from the penalty spot after a contentious handball decision against defender Presnel Kimpembe. This prompted a furious response from Neymar on Instagram who could not hold his peace.
“This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR,” he wrote.
“There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back?! Go f*** yourselves!”
His social media comments has drawn the attention of UEFA who have gone ahead to appoint an inspector to investigate Neymar’s remarks and on Friday has confirmed the charge against the player.
Neymar’s case in the days ahead will be heard by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, with a date for the hearing yet to be confirmed.