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‘Disgrace!’: Neymar given 3 game Euro ban for Instagram outburst after PSG Champions League exit

‘Disgrace!’: Neymar given 3 game Euro ban for Instagram outburst after PSG Champions League exit
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar has been banned by UEFA following comments on social media after his side's Champions League exit to Manchester United in which he branded the referee as a "disgrace".

PSG were eliminated from this year's competition at the Round of 16 stage after a late Marcus Rashford penalty in Paris ensured the tie was all square at 3-3 after two legs, with Manchester United progressing via the away goals rule.

The penalty was awarded after referee Damir Skomina was informed by VAR officials that a Diogo Dalot strike had made contact with the arm of Presnel Kimpembe before whistling over the crossbar. 

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Skomina had awarded a corner to the English side before being made aware of the replays which appeared to show Dalot's shot striking the French defender's arm on its route to goal.

"It's a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television," Neymar, who was injured and not playing in the match, wrote on social media at the time.

"What can [Kimpembe] do with his hand while his back is turned?"

The comments didn't go down well with UEFA, who have issued the 27-year-old with a three-game ban which will come into effect at the start of next season's Champions League competition, ensuring that the world's most expensive player will be absent for the first half of his side's games in the group stage. 

Neymar returned to action for the first time since January last Sunday where he helped his team celebrated winning yet another Ligue 1 crown with a 3-1 win against Monaco. All of the goals came courtesy of French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe. 

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