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07th Nov 2018

Neymar makes accusation against referee in charge of PSG’s draw with Napoli

The Brazilian forward claims that "somebody high up should do something"

Darragh Murphy

Neymar demands action after accusing the referee in charge of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-1 draw with Napoli of using disrespectful language towards him

The claim came after PSG were pegged back in Tuesday’s Champions League Group C game after going ahead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Juan Bernat.

A Lorenzo Insigne penalty shortly after the hour mark ensured the spoils were shared and Neymar, who was booked in stoppage time at the Stadio San Paolo, made a bold accusation in relation to referee Bjorn Kuipers after the final whistle.

“The referee told me something he should not have,” said Neymar in the mixed zone after the game, per ESPN. “It was disrespectful.

“I do not want to repeat what he said to me. However, somebody high up should do something. He cannot be as disrespectful as he was with me. On the pitch, we are asked to show respect towards the referees. We should get the same in return.”

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel feels hard done by the result, which leaves the Ligue 1 giants in third place in the group, and claimed that the officials got several big calls wrong on the night.

“For Napoli’s goal, there was an offside,” Tuchel insisted.

“After that, there is a penalty for the foul on Juan. These decisions are very difficult to accept. However, that is how it is. We lacked a bit of luck.”