UEFA Opens Probe Into Neymar's Referee Rant

UEFA orders investigation into PSG star Neymar for rant after Man United defeat

Brazil worldwide Neymar watched from the stands at Parc des Princes as United claimed a 3-1 win in the second leg of their last-16 tie to progress to the quarter-finals on away goals.

Marcus Rashford coolly fired the penalty into the net to send United through and PSG out of the competition as Neymar - who came to the touchline from his private box to celebrate with his team - raged about the decision.

Neymar's social media outburst was picked up by media outlets around the world, as well as UEFA's disciplinary officials, who have opened an investigation into the Brazilian's conduct online. "It's not a penalty", wrote Neymar on Instagram.

Neymar was reportedly restrained by club staff as he confronted referee Damir Skomina after the game in a furious tunnel bust-up. How can it be a handball when it hits his back!

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He furiously turned to abusive words towards video assistant referees on social media. "They put 4 people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR".

Neymar missed both legs of the tie after injuring his foot in January.

The Brazilian, sidelined by injury, was infuriated by a late penalty awarded to United in PSG's last-16 second-leg defeat in Paris which saw them go out on away goals and Neymar later called the VAR system a "disgrace".

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