Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been hit with a three-match Champions League ban by UEFA.
The Brazilian missed PSG’s shocking defeat to Manchester United in the last 16, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men progressing to the quarter-finals after a surprise 3-1 win in Paris.
But UEFA have elected to sanction the £200million forward for his comments made in the aftermath, over the controversial penalty awarded against Presnel Kimpembe late on at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar let his fury with the decision be known on social media, stating: “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*** yourselves!”
A UEFA statement declared: “The CEDB has decided to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting match officials.”
As such, the ex-Barcelona man will now sit out half of the 2019-20 group stage.
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