The Union of Eurpoean Football Associations (UEFA) on Wednesday announced that it has appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation into the comments made by Paris Saint Germain forward, Neymar Jr. following their loss to Manchester United in the second round of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
In what seemed like a miracle, Manchester United had last week inspired an unbelievable comeback against PSG at the Le Parc des Princes in Paris to scale through the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
The win came after the English Premier League side had lost the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford. The Red Devils however eliminated the French giants on away goals, having defeated them by 3 goals to 1 and setting them on a 3-3 aggregate.
Neymar, who was sidelined during the two games due to a broken bone in his foot, reacted badly to the loss after Manchester United was awarded a last minute penalty which Marcus Rashford converted.
Reacting to the loss, Neymar took to his Instagram page to vent his disappointment at the decision of the officials who had to consult the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) before awarding the controversial penalty.
He wrote: “This is a disgrace. 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!” Neymar wrote.
In accordance with Article 31(3)(a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, if found guilty, the Brazilian striker could face possible fine or ban from further UEFA games in the future.