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UEFA to investigate Neymar's VAR criticism after PSG defeat

15 March 2019

Neymar, who was injured, followed the encounter from the stands and the final minutes from the touchline, where the referee, on the advice of the VAR, gave a penalty against Kimpembe which injury time which Rashford scored and brought about the French club's elimination.

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is under investigation by UEFA for comments the Brazilian made after his side's Champions League defeat by Manchester United last week. "It's not a penalty", wrote Neymar on Instagram.

Neymar's social media outburst was picked up by media outlets around the world, as well as UEFA's disciplinary officials, who have opened an investigation into the Brazilian's conduct online.

If found guilty the 27-year-old risks being suspended during the early rounds of next year's Champions League, for which runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG are certainties to qualify. How can it be a handball when it hits...

He furiously turned to abusive words towards video assistant referees on social media.

Buffon accused the English referee of having a "dustbin in place of a heart" for awarding Real a last-gasp penalty that knocked Juve out after the Italians had clawed back a 3-0 first-leg deficit to level the tie. "They put 4 people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR".

UEFA to investigate Neymar's VAR criticism after PSG defeat