Last week, in what seemed like a miracle, Manchester United inspired an unbelievable comeback against PSG at the Le Parc des Princes to scale through the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The win came after a 2-0 deficit at the Old Trafford in favor of PSG. However, Man U defeated the French giants with 3 goals to 1, setting them on a 3-3 aggregate and the Reds won on away goals.
PSG forward, Neymar Jr. who was sidelined during the two games due to a broken bone in his foot, reacted badly to the loss after Man U was awarded a last minute penalty that Rashford converted.
It was a controversial penalty from a handball which the referee had to consult VAR before taking his decision. Reacting to the loss, Neymar took to his social media handle, Instagram, to vent his disappointment at the decision of the officials. He wrote:
“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**k yourselves!”
However, on Wednesday, after deliberating on his social media outburst, the UEFA is set to investigate Neymar’s behavior and if found guilty, he will face possible fine or ban from further UEFA games in the future. The statement reads below: