UEFA has rejected an appeal by Paris Saint-German against Neymar’s three-match Champions League ban in a case after their Champions League exit at home to Manchester United on 6 March.
The 27-year-old was charged with insulting match officials after PSG was eliminated by Manchester United in Champions League on 6 March.
After the match, Neymar blasted on the video review officials who helped give United a stoppage-time penalty in the 3-1 victory. The Brazilian said, “It is a disgrace, the penalty doesn’t exist.” He also wrote in an Instagram post that the penalty “doesn’t exist”.
Neymar, who was injured and did not play, said the video assistant referees “do not understand football.”
The forward was injured with a broken metatarsal and missed both legs of the European knockout tie – which United won as a result of the penalty converted by Marcus Rashford.
The UEFA ruling means Neymar will miss half of the six Champions League group games next season.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian is currently being linked with a return to former club Barcelona. That means his European ban could soon become the Blaugrana’s problem if he returns to the La Liga champions.