Neymar banned for 3 UEFA games

The PSG star insulted match officials following his side’s controversial defeat to Manchester United and will miss half of next season’s group stage

Neymar has blasted the refereeing decisions following PSG’s Champions League round of 16 loss exit to Manchester United.

The officials handed the visitors a penalty in stoppage time after a shot by Diego Dalot hit the arm of Presnel Kimpembe, which prompted a review with VAR.

“That is a disgrace!” Neymar wrote on his Instagram Stories alongside a screenshot of the alleged handball.

“And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion… that handball simply doesn’t exist!

“How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves.”

A UEFA statement declared: ‘The CEDB has decided to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting match officials.’

Neymar missed the game through injury and had to watch from the sidelines as PSG collapsed to defeat, having won the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford in February.

He 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 home in the first leg.