Neymar Appears To Hit Rennes Fan After PSG Lose Coupe De France Final
Neymar appeared to throw a punch at a Rennes supporter after PSG were beaten in the Coupe de France final last night.
Thomas Tuchel's side were 2-0 up and cruising in the 21st minute, with Neymar, recently back from injury, assisting Dani Alves' stunning volley from a corner and then doubling PSG's lead with a filthy dinked finish.
But Rennes pulled back when Presnel Kimpembe put through his own net just before half-time, before Mozambican centre-back Mexer levelled matters in the second half.
After Kylian Mbappe was sent off in extra time for a shocking challenge, the game would then go all the way to penalties - where the underdogs would prevail 6-5 after PSG's Christopher Nkunku was the only player to miss from 12 yards.
It leaves PSG with only one trophy for their efforts this season and Neymar's frustrations were clear to see after the game when he lashed out at a fan as he made his way up the steps to collect his runners up medal.
Neymar ainda teve tempo de dar um soco em um torcedor do Rennes pic.twitter.com/jQ83nPEEy0- Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) April 27, 2019
In a clip doing the rounds on social media, the former Barcelona superstar took issue with the fan filming him and batted his phone away.
The two then had words before Neymar appeared to catch the supporter on the chin after hitting out, with the incident happening right in front of the eyes of a small child in the stands.
PSG youngster Moussa Diaby, who was behind Neymar, did his best to try and diffuse the situation but it's not a great look for Neymar, who was recently given a three-game Champions League ban for his x-rated rant at VAR officials on Instagram after the dramatic round of 16 defeat to Manchester United last month.
Meanwhile, speaking in the mixed zone after the game, Neymar called for the younger members of the PSG squad to listen more attentively to the senior players.
"We need to be more like men in the dressing room, we must be more united," Neymar said, as per ESPN.
"I see a lot of young players who are, not lost exactly, but they lack more ear than mouth.
"They must listen more than they talk. Sometimes a more experienced guy speaks, and they answer back. The coach himself speaks, and they retort. This is not how a team goes far.
"We are more experienced, so they must respect us a bit more, listen a bit more. I had to do the same when I was starting out."