Neymar charged for post-match outburst following Manchester United defeat
The fallout continues
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been charged by UEFA for "insulting/molesting acts against a match official" following PSG's exit from the Champions League earlier this month.
The Parisians crashed out from the Champions League knockout stages yet again after a late Manchester United penalty sent the Red Devils through on away goals despite chasing a two goal lead from the first leg at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford's penalty was controversially awarded after a VAR review determined that Presnel Kimpembe had handled the ball, gifting United a dramatic chance at progressing through to the quarter-finals.
OFFICIAL: PSG’s Neymar has been charged by UEFA for his post-Manchester United Champions League VAR outburst & will now face a Control, Ethics & Disciplinary Body hearing. Date TBC. #UCL
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) March 22, 2019
A statement issued by Uefa on Friday read:
“Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-3), played on 6 March in France:
- Player Neymar Junior - Insulting / molesting acts against match official (statements made by the player following the above-mentioned match) - Art. 15 (1) (d) of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations
“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body with the date of the hearing yet to be confirmed.”
Neymar said in a social media tirade after the game:
"It's a shame!" And they continue to choose four guys who know nothing about football to see the action in slow motion ... it just does not exist !!! How can we whistle a hand while he's back ... Ahh ... will you f ***."