Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar had to be restrained by club staff during the aftermath of Manchester United’s 3-1 win over PSG on Wednesday night.
The Brazilian, absent from the Champions League last 16 tie due to injury, was pitchside as Marcus Rashford’s controversial late penalty handed United an unlikely comeback victory at the Parc des Princes.
The spot-kick, awarded following a VAR review for handball against PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, was labelled “a disgrace” by the £200million superstar in an X-rated outburst on social media.
The furious forward, took to Instagram after the game to blast: “This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR.
“There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back! Go f*** yourselves!”
And while he could face a UEFA ban for his outburst, it is his other actions, as reported by RMC Sport in France, which European football’s governing body are likely to look much less favourably on.
Neymar, in the tunnel area after the game, angrily made a beeline for the referees’ office as his frustration at Dario Skomina’s late penalty award got the better of him.
According to eye-witnesses, it’s claimed he forced his way through the corridor to outside the officials’ office and had to be restrained by members of the PSG staff.
After that, Neymar sought out PSG boss Tuchel, standing alone outside the dressing room, and the pair embraced – a sign of the growing relationship and respect between the duo.
It’s also claimed that PSG chiefs were furious with the actions of Patrice Evra and members of the United delegation, as they celebrated the Red Devils’ win in the tunnel area, while president Nasser Al-Khelaifi destroyed a door in his post-game fury.