UEFA bans PSG's Neymar for 3 games for insulting officials
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 27, 2019 07:28 AM
FILE - PSG's Neymar reacts after he missed a goal opportunity during the French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has banned Neymar for three European matches for insulting the officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League.
Following the round-of-16 game in March, Neymar used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before Man United was awarded a stoppage-time penalty for a handball that eliminated PSG.
The forward wrote: "They put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion. This doesn't exist!"
Neymar, who was injured and did not play, then used profanity while writing about the video assistants.
As it stands, the UEFA ruling means Neymar is set to miss half of PSG's six games in the Champions League group stage next season.