UEFA open investigation into Neymar over his comments on VAR

Tanya Simon
March 15, 2019

The Brazilian used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before Man United was awarded a stoppage-time penalty for handball that eliminated PSG.

"It's just not possible!" he continued after Presnel Kimpembe had been adjudged to have handled the ball before Marcus Rashford's winning spot-kick.

Neymar is set to be investigated by UEFA following his comments in the aftermath of Paris Saint-Germain's elimination from the Champions League.

"It's a disgrace", Neymar had said in his Instagram post in Portuguese.

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It is unknown what punishment would be considered for Neymar should he be found to have broken UEFA rules, but any enforced absence may not overly trouble the Parisian outfit, who now lead Ligue 1 by 17 points with 11 games to play in the 2018/19 domestic season.

UEFA today confirmed they are launching an investigation into Neymar's comments via a statement on their website.

Neymar, meanwhile, has not featured for PSG since he went off injured in the side's 2-0 victory over Strasbourg on January 23.

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