UEFA begins disciplinary probe of Neymar

Lynette Rowe
March 16, 2019

UEFA says it "appointed an ethics and disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation" of the social media comments.

The 27-year-old described referee Damir Skomina's late penalty decision, made after he reviewed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, as a "disgrace" on social media.

Marcus Rashford's VAR-assisted penalty sent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side through to the quarter-finals after a 3-1 win at the Parc des Prices - a match Neymar was injured for.

UEFA, on Wednesday, said a disciplinary investigation has started after the PSG forward criticised in an Instagram post the officiating of the defeat to Manchester United.

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Neymar, who is now sidelined with a foot injury, had watched the game from the stands. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.

UEFA have now revealed that Neymar is under investigtion for his comments.

Neymar is set to be hammered with a ban by UEFA after his social media rant when Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United.

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.

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