Neymar’s social media rant during Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League defeat to Manchester United has come back to haunt him after UEFA opened an inquiry.
The Brazilian forward, who was sidelined for both legs of PSG’s last-16 tie with United, was left fuming last week over the referee Damir Skomina’s decision to penalise Presnel Kimpembe for handling Diogo Dalot’s shot after the ball hit his arm in the area.
Therefore, United were awarded a 94th-minute penalty with the aggregate scoreline tied at 2-2 between the sides at the Parc Des Princes.
Marcus Rashford then stepped up to cooly put away the spot-kick and send United into the Champions League quarter-finals.
A furious Neymar took to his Instagram afterwards and labelled the referee’s decision a “disgrace” in his message.
“This is a disgrace,” Neymar wrote on Instagram Stories.
“Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.
“It was nothing! What can [Kimpembe] do with his hand while his back is turned? Go f— yourselves!”
Now UEFA announced earlier today that they will be investigating Neymar’s social media post.
“In accordance with the Article 31 (3) (a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA has today announced that it has appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation regarding the comments made on social media by the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior, following the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC, played on 6 March 2019 in France,” read a UEFA statement.
But Neymar’s troubles didn’t end their that evening when it emerged his father had got involved in a dispute with United legend Eric Cantona.
Reports in France claimed the Frenchman made provocative gestures towards them, which caused an upset Neymar Sr and some friends to be dragged away.
As for Neymar Jr, he continues to work on his recovery from a metatarsal injury and is expected to make a return to action in April at the earliest.