Neymar is once again in the headlines for the wrong reasons. This time he was caught on camera appearing to punch a fan’s face.
After just a day following his 3 Champions League game ban for disrespectful comments targeting referees, Neymar Jr. has once again been caught on camera for bad reasons. This time the Brazilian was captured punching a fan after PSG’s lose to Rennes in the Coupe de France final.
Even though an angle seems to show the fan throwing insults at both Marco Verratti and Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar happened to grab his cell phone after which he punched him before walking away.
— Jean Neymar (@Goaldorak) April 27, 2019
According to French outlet L’Equipe, the fan was trying to get a reaction from the players by calling Buffon “dirty idiot” and Verratti a racist. But on interrogation, the fan denied that he insulted the players.
The fan now plans to file a complaint with the French Police claiming that the punch Neymar gave him resulted in a bloody nose. All these heated moments between the fan and the players was due to the fact that Rennes caused an upset by beating the favorites PSG in the Coupe de France final.
Despite taking a two goal lead at half time, Kimpembe’s own goal and a header from Mexer brought the scores level. Mbappe being sent off in the extra time didn’t help PSG’s cause as they surrendered to a defeat in the penalty shootout.