Neymar had to be restrained by Paris Saint-Germain staff after attempting to confront the match officials following his team’s dramatic Champions League elimination by Manchester United and could yet face disciplinary action over an expletive-strewn tirade at the Video Assistant Referees.
Slovenian referee Damir Skomina awarded United a stoppage-time penalty that Marcus Rashford dispatched to consign PSG to a 3-1 defeat and exit on away goals after Massimiliano Irrati, the VAR from Italy, and his assistant, Marco Guida, penalised Presnel Kimpembe for handling a shot by Diogo Dalot.
Neymar, who missed the match through injury, reacted by telling Irrati and Guida to “go f— yourselves” in a furious Instagram post that could land the Brazil forward in hot water with Uefa.
And reports in France have suggested Neymar was so enraged that he even tried to gain entry to the match officials’ room at the Parc des Princes in order to vent his anger only to be held back by PSG staff.
Neymar had watched the game from an executive box but he had come down from the stands to join his team-mates on the touchline in the closing stages with PSG on the brink of securing a place in the quarter-finals. But Rashford’s penalty crushed PSG’s Champions League dream and Neymar’s disbelief was captured by the television cameras as he stood by the tunnel watching the events unfold.