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PSG’s Neymar slams Champions League referee on Twitter after booking for trademark celebration


Paris Saint-Germain ahead Neymar has hit out at a referee after he acquired a yellow card for his celebration within the Champions League on Wednesday.

Neymar scored late to finish PSG’s 3-1 comeback win at Maccabi Haifa after objectives from Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe had put the French facet forward on the night time.

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Following his strike, Neymar celebrated by placing his fingers on his head and protruding his tongue — a celebration that has change into his trademark this season and is a gesture directed on the participant’s detractors.

Nonetheless, the ahead was subsequently booked by German referee Daniel Siebert and later took to Twitter to complain about the decision.

“Whole lack of respect for the athlete,” he wrote after the sport. “This type of factor cannot occur. I take the yellow for merely not having achieved something and I proceed to be harmed.

“And the referee? Not even to say he was improper, he’ll! Numerous lack of respect.”

Neymar continued the argument on his Instagram story and stated: “One other victory, congratulations, however we transfer on, proper?

“There it’s, a celebration is a yellow card, one other one for the record for NJ [Neymar]. It is solely with me that this stuff occur to.

“Subsequent time I’ll warn the referees that I’m going to do it. Soccer retains getting extra annoying!”

– Champions League speaking factors after Matchday 2

It isn’t the primary time that the 30-year-old has taken to social media to fume at officers when he claimed “stunning sport is over” after Lucas Paqueta was proven a yellow card for trying a rainbow flick final season.

Neymar additionally reacted angrily when he was booked by referee Jerome Brisard for performing the identical talent in PSG’s 5-0 win in opposition to Montpellier in 2020.

The Brazil worldwide has been in tremendous kind for PSG this season, contributing 11 objectives and 7 assists in 10 matches.

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