Neymar on Instagram After Manchester United's Win vs. PSG: 'Go F--k Yourselves'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2019

of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and RC Strasbourg at Parc des Princes on January 23, 2019 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar left no room for doubt regarding his feeling toward the decisive penalty that sent Manchester United into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Marcus Rashford scored from the spot in the fourth minute of second-half injury time, making the aggregate score 3-3 over the two-legged tie. United got the nod on away goals. Manchester United received the penalty after the referee—upon watching a video review—determined Presnel Kimpembe had handled the ball in the 18-yard box.

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Two matches decided by VAR? Did they get it right 🤔 https://t.co/schPlQxUpn

Needless to say, Neymar wasn't pleased.

"This is a disgrace," he said on Instagram, (via The Independent's Ed Malyon). "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--k yourselves!"

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Neymar is NOT happy 🤬 https://t.co/bP6O2wtdO7

Neymar's stunned reaction immediately after the match will be one of the night's lasting images.

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The agony and the ecstasy https://t.co/fTMuTFJLjV

This is the third straight season PSG have bowed out of the Champions League in the round of 16. Regardless of the circumstances of Wednesday's loss, the club's failure to advance further in Europe despite an influx of world-class players continues to be a disappointment.

In the days and weeks ahead, supporters are likely to channel their frustrations toward match referee Damir Skomina, who awarded the controversial penalty.


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