UEFA hit Neymar with 3 game ban after comment against United

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/04/2019

UEFA have hit Neymar with three-match European ban after comment made on social about the penalty awarded to Manchester United in their Champions League victory over Paris St Germain last month.


Red Devils striker Marcus Rashford convert spot-kick fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to secured a 3-1 away victory at Parc de Princess for Premier League side to progressed on away goals to the quarter-finals at expense of Ligue 1 holders.

The penalty was awarded by VAR after Diogo Dalot's shot struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm, but the 27-year-old Brazil international who was injured so watched the match from the sidelines, was adamant the spot-kick should not have been given.

In a social media post, Neymar, who missed both legs of the tie, wrote: "This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR.

 "There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back! Go f**k yourselves!"

UEFA confirmed the outcome of the disciplinary case on Friday evening and Neymar's punishment means he will miss half of next season's group stage.

The governing body said in a statement that it had "decided to suspend the Paris St Germain player Neymar Junior for three UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for insulting match officials".

Neymar who has return from longtime injury hope to feature in this weekend Ligue 1 encounter against Rennes.