Brazilian Football star Neymar Jr, who is out of action owing to an injury, recently lost his cool post his team’s loss to Manchester United. The Paris St Germain striker lashed out at the video assistant referees (VAR) system on Wednesday after their call for the late penalty decision led to the elimination of the team from the Champion’s League. He has termed this incident as 'disgrace'. Neymar who missed the matches post his foot injury in January watched the match from the stands and cheered for his team after partying at Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival.
The 27-year-old Brazilian striker took to Instagram and shared a picture of the penalty and expressed his displeasure over the close decision which resulted in their ouster from the league. "How can it be a handball when it hits his back!..This is a disgrace!! And they put four guys there who don't understand football to look at a slow motion replay ... It's just not possible!!!... How is a guy going to hold his hand behind his back," read his post in Portuguese before finishing with an expletive commonly used in Brazil. 'Go f**k yourselves', he wrote in the end.
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford's spot-kick handed a 3-1 victory to his team after the penalty was awarded using VAR after Diogo Dalot's shot struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm.
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Shhh 🤫 ... calma, não estou mandando ninguém calar a boca ou ficar em silêncio, isso vai da maneira como você interpreta as coisas. Minha interpretação é o seguinte... “Shhh” é pra mim, pro meu foco, pro que eu quero dentro de campo, respirar fundo e seguir tentando sempre. Essa é a forma e o porque eu tenho tatuado esse significado no dedo. Minha nova chuteira tem esse significado especial agora, infelizmente não posso usar ela agora, mas logo menos voltarei a ter ela nos meus pés !!! @nike . 'Shhh 🤫 ... calm down'. When I say this, I'm not telling anyone else to be silent - it's all about how you interpret things. My interpretation is that the 'Shhh' is for me, to allow me to focus, to silence the noise and think about what I want to do on the pitch, to take a deep breath and to keep trying. That's why I have it tattooed on my finger. My new boots have this special meaning, too. Unfortunately, I can't use them yet, but soon I'll have them on my feet! @nikefootball
The Brazil captain joined the French club from Barcelona in August 2017 for a whopping amount but has not been of great help to the team. Wednesday’s defeat marked the third time in three years that the team has failed to make it to the last eight of the Champions League. Though it was just their third loss in 51 European games at the Parc des Princes, they have never managed to reach the semi-finals of the continent's primary club competition.