PSG manager condemns Neymar fight with spectator
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar should not be getting into fights with fans after the Brazilian clashed with a spectator following PSG's French Cup final loss to Rennes on Saturday.
PSG lost to Rennes on penalties after a 2-2 draw and when the side were going to collect their runners-up medals, Neymar became embroiled in an argument with a fan.
“Did I act badly?” Neymar asked in an Instagram comment. “Yes. But no one can stay indifferent.”
Tuchel condemned the incident and said that you can't get into a fight with a spectator.
“I don’t like it. You can’t do that, you just can’t do that,” Tuchel said.
Neymar lashed out on Saturday after his side threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Rennes before losing the penalty shootout 6-5 after extra time.
“It’s not easy to go up the steps after a defeat. It’s very difficult for me, for everybody, but we have to accept it,” Tuchel added.
“If we lose, we have to show respect. You can’t get into a fight with a spectator.”
220M€ + 35M€/Year to get injured during critical Champions league games, lose an easy French Cup Final, fight and create tension with team mates and finally punch a fan in the face...#Neymar.
— Firas El Echi (@FirasElEchi10) April 28, 2019
The outburst follows a three-game European ban where Neymar was charged by UEFA for insulting/molesting acts against a match official following PSG's exit from the Champions League earlier this month.
The Parisians crashed out from the Champions League knockout stages for another season after a late Manchester United penalty sent the Red Devils through on away goals despite chasing a two goal lead from the first leg at Old Trafford.
A statement issued by Uefa read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-3), played on 6 March in France:
- Player Neymar Junior - Insulting / molesting acts against match official (statements made by the player following the above-mentioned match) - Art. 15 (1) (d) of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations
“The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body with the date of the hearing yet to be confirmed.”
Neymar said in a social media tirade after the game:
"It's a shame!" And they continue to choose four guys who know nothing about football to see the action in slow motion ... it just does not exist !!! How can we whistle a hand while he's back ... Ahh ... will you f ***."