“Go F**k Yourselves,” Neymar Says In Furious VAR Rant After Man United’s Loss

“Go F**k Yourselves,” Neymar Says In Furious VAR Rant After Man United’s Loss

Neymar’s rant after Man United’s recent loss might have some dire consequences, and this has left many apprehensive

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

PSG forward, Neymar, has risked facing heavy sanction from UEFA following his rant at officials after the Parisians lost 3 -1 at home to Manchester United courtesy of a controversial late penalty.

The French side were minutes away from booking their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League before referee, Damir Skomina, pointed to the spot after a VAR review.

Marcus Rashford stepped up and converted to make the score 3-3 on aggregate but the Red Devils progressed on away goals rule.

Furious at the decision to award United a penalty, Neymar who was watching from the stands at Parc des Princes, having missed the game due to injury, went on social media to pour out his frustrations.

"That is a disgrace!" the Brazilian wrote on his Instagram story.

"And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion... that handball simply doesn't exist!

"How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves."

PSG boss, Thomas Tuchel, is however still a big fan of VAR, as he maintains his star man was only reacting in a natural manner after the difficult defeat.

"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," he told a news conference.

"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.

"It's, like I said, hard to accept for all of us who could not play and could do nothing.

"I would not over-interpret the use of his words in the heat of the challenge and the moment of the decision. It's quickly typed into a smartphone."

It is yet unknown what action the UEFA disciplinary committee would take against the 26-year-old.

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