Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 after a 3-1 loss at home to Manchester United as a shock comeback. Neymar has expressed anger at his side’s loss with the referee awarding the spot-kick with the help of VAR.
Neymar, sidelined with a foot injury, used Instagram Stories after the game to blast the decision in a profane rant , calling it a “disgrace” and saying the handball “simply doesn’t exist!” Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.
Marcus Rashford stepping up to convert the spot-kick and a place in the quarter-finals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate against PSG.
But Neymar, who missed both legs on the last-16 tie due to another metatarsal injury, was far from impressed with the referee’s judgement on Kimpembe.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel defended Neymar after the star’s fired off an angry response to the penalty awarded to United, “Sometimes when you remember yourself in a big, big fight and you remember being very emotional you use words and you react in a way that you take back some hours later.
“You see how emotional he is and how he lives with us and how badly he wanted to help us and Ney, coming back latest in the quarter-finals and coming today and biting his nails for every game we play without him, so don’t be too harsh on him.