UEFA to suspend Neymar?

March 7, 2019
Neymar during PSG's match with Manchester United.

Neymar during PSG’s match with Manchester United.

Wednesday night saw Paris Saint-Germain lose 3-1 at home to Manchester United in the Champions League, thus sending the French side out on away goals, but a controversial VAR decision in stoppage time infuriated Neymar, who missed the match due to injury.

Damir Skomina, the Slovenian referee, deemed that Presnel Kimpembe had extended his arm towards the ball from Diogo Dalot‘s shot and, after consulting the VAR station on two occasions, blew for a penalty kick which Marcus Rashford converted in the 94th minute.

Neymar therefore decided to take action into his own hands and begun to launch an attack on the officiating team on his Instagram account.

“It’s a disgrace,” Neymar wrote on Instagram, coupled with a photo of the Kimpembe incident.

“They even put four people who don’t understand football watching the incident in slow motion. This is unreal!

“How can [Kimpembe] use his hand with his back [to the ball]?

“Ah fu*k off.”

These comments could be taken into account by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and may punish the player ahead of next year’s competition as the Brazilian violated article 11 of the disciplinary code. As a result, Neymar could receive a suspension for one to three games.

The meeting will take place on 28 March and there is already a precedent for a sanction of this type, following Dejan Lovren’s one-game ban for his comments about Sergio Ramos after Croatia and Spain met in the UEFA Nations League.

 

SOURCE: marca.com


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