Neymar investigated by UEFA

Carrie Guzman
March 15, 2019

The 27-year-old is now out injured and missed both the legs of PSG's loss against Manchester United, where his side faced exit after failing to capitalise on a two-nil lead in the first-leg. venting out his frustration on social media, Neymar told match officials to "Go fuck yourselves" on Instagram after watching on incredulous from the sidelines at the Parc des Princes as United were awarded a decisive stoppage-time penalty for a debatable handball via the video assistant referee (VAR) system, allowing Marcus Rashford to fire United into the quarter-finals on away goals.

He said the penalty, which was scored by Marcus Rashford, "doesn't exist".

After Paris Saint-Germain were eliminated by Manchester United in the Champions League, Neymar took to social media to criticise the use of VAR and that has prompted UEFA to open an investigation over his comments.

After the game he fumed on Instagram: "This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR".

PSG forward Neymar, top, watches in the tribune the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March.

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Neymar blasted ref Damir Skomina's late penalty decision on Instagram, going on strongly on VAR too.

UEFA today confirmed they are launching an investigation into Neymar's comments via a statement on their website.

Neymar, who did not play in the fixture due to his current foot injury, voiced his opinion on social media after the match.

Neymar, meanwhile, has not featured for PSG since he went off injured in the side's 2-0 victory over Strasbourg on January 23.

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