UEFA reject PSG’s Neymar appeal after rant following Manchester United defeat
The Brazilian was hit with the ban after venting his frustration on social media after Manchester United had won 3-1 at the Parc des Princes to progress to the quarter-finals of last season’s competition on away goals.
Neymar was out injured for both legs but when United were awarded a last-minute penalty following a VAR decision for handball against Pascal Kimpembe, he reacted furiously on the touchline.
“This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR,” he said.
“There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back! Go f*** yourselves!”
UEFA‘s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body slapped a three-match ban on Neymar on April 25, but his club appealed the decision. That appeal has now been rejected and the ban, for “insulting match officials” means he will miss half of PSG’s group stage games next season.