Neymar risks Euro ban after ref rant

Aubrey Yates
March 15, 2019

How can it be a handball when it hits his back!

The penalty was awarded by VAR after Diogo Dalot's shot struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm, but Neymar was adamant the spot-kick should not have been given.

Neymar, who was injured and did not play, then used profanity while writing about the video assistants.

"And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion. that handball simply doesn't exist!"

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"A disciplinary investigation has been initiated based on Article 31 (3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations in connection with the statements made by Paris Saint Germain player Neymar Junior following the above-mentioned match", it read.

In June, Neymar's teammate Gianluigi Buffon was slapped with a three-match ban from European competition after a live-on-TV tirade against referee Michael Oliver following his former club Juventus' similarly dramatic quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid last season.

Neymar watched last Wednesday's match from the stands, having returned from Brazil where he had been recovering from a second fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

He is now in Paris to continuing his recovery from injury following an "excellent" medical evaluation in Qatar.

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