Neymar has found himself in hot water again as a video emerged in which the Brazilian star appeared to hit a fan in the face following Paris-Saint Germain's shock defeat to Rennes in the French Cup final on Saturday. The former Barcelona star was walking up the stairs at the State de France to collect his losers' medal when one fan, holding a camera, said a few words to the Brazilian. Neymar seemed to take offence to whatever was said, using his hand to push the fan's phone away and appearing to hit him in the face.
The entire incident was caught from multiple angles, many of which went viral on Twitter and Instagram.
Neymar has already been suspended this week for three Champions League matches next season for insulting officials. The unsavoury moment marks a bad week for the forward, 27, who will now miss three UEFA Champions League matches next term following comments he made on social media about the penalty decision which put the Parisians out of this season’s competition.
Against Manchester United, referee Damir Skomina’s late call, made using the video assistant referee system, angered Neymar, who said:
“It’s a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.”
It will now be up to the French Football Association to make a decision on whether to punish the player for his latest indiscretion.