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 punches a fan after PSG lose to Rennes. What a disgrace. pic.twitter.com/lHNF94GNrt— Phil. (@oleexcellence) April 28, 2019
"El futbolista brasileo le quit el teléfono a un hombre que lo estaba filmando, y posteriormente los dos intercambiaron unas palabras. La estrella del Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Jr., podra enfrentar nuevos problemas luego de que golpeara a un aficionado durante la ceremonia de entrega de premios tras la final de la Copa de Francia, que el club capitalino perdi ante el Rennes en la tanda de penales. Como se puede observar en los videos filmados por los espectadores y subidos a la Red, cuando los jugadores del PSG suban hacia el palco del Estadio de Francia de Pars, Neymar se detuvo para quitarle el teléfono a un aficionado que lo grababa, y posteriormente los dos mantuvieron un intercambio verbal. #neymar #brasil #futbol #aficionados #estadio #indomable "
Footage also surfaced which seemed to be taken from the phone of the fan that Neymar had lashed out against.
Anyone actually know what this guy said to Neymarpic.twitter.com/DIIEwku3E6— LFC (@RockyKlopp) April 28, 2019
On the field, Neymar had a decent outing, scoring on his first start in three months after injury.
Dani Alves and Neymar gave Ligue 1 champions PSG a 2-0 lead midway through the first half. But Rennes staged a brilliant comeback to draw level as the match ended 2-2 at the end of extra time.
Paris-Saint Germain went on to lose 5-6 on penalties as PSG substitute Christopher Nkunku blazed his sudden-death spot-kick over the bar in the shootout.
Neymar's latest scandal comes after the Brazilian star was suspended for three Champions League matches by UEFA on Friday for a foul-mouthed tirade at match officials following Paris Saint-Germain's shock exit from this season's tournament to Manchester United.
The Brazil star missed the 3-1 Champions League second leg last 16 defeat on March 6 through injury, but told match officials "to go fuck yourselves" on social media after watching on from the sidelines at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar was found guilty of "insulting/molesting acts against match official", European football's governing body announced in a statement after opening an inquiry into his outburst on March 22.
(With AFP Inputs)