PSG forward, Neymar’s appeal against a three-match ban from UEFA Champions league for insulting match officials which were followed by the French side’s elimination from the competition last season has been canceled, the European governing soccer body said on Wednesday.
“The appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain is rejected”, a UEFA spokesperson said. “Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 25 April are confirmed.
“The CEDB had decided to suspend the Paris Saint Germain player Neymar Junior from three Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting the match officials.”
The 27-year-old Neymar was injured for the game, in which the French club was defending a 2-0 the first leg lead and watched from the sidelines as Marcus Rashford sent United through on away goals from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after a VAR decision has adjudged that Presnel Kimpembe had handled Diogo Dalot’s shot.
The Brazilian later wrote on social media that it is a disgrace to put four men who don’t know anything about football in charge of looking at the replay of VAR.
Neymar who has been linked with a move away from PSG this summer will be denied a place in the Championship League quarter-finals.