WATCH Neymar "Punch" Fan After PSG Loses French Cup Final to Rennes

Neymar's profane rant at officials proved costly

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Meanwhile, had reported that Brazilian football star Neymar appeared to have punched a Rennes' fan on Saturday, April 27, after Paris-Saint-Germain's shocking defeat in the French Cup final.

L'Equipe say the man also told Neymar to "go learn how to play football" as well as insulting both Gianluigi Buffon and Marco Verratti, but he denies the claims.

"Did I act badly? Yes".

Neymar said: "They need to have more respect, they need to listen more".

Rennes, who eliminated Lille and Olympique Lyonnais en route to the final, looked out of sorts after conceding two early goals but Kimpembe's own goal put them back into contention and proved a turning-point in an entertaining game.

It was the first goal PSG had conceded in the competition this season and they let in another in the 66th minute when Edson Mexer headed home at the near post.

"The CEDB has made a decision to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible, for insulting match officials".

Although PSG won the league title with five games to go, it failed to retain its cup titles.

The striker's ire turned towards his teammates in the post-match mix zone however as the man who'd just punched a randomer in the face, urged the younger members of the squad to listen with greater intent to the more experienced players in Thomas Tuchel's side.

"They must listen more than they talk". Sometimes an experienced player says something and they do not care, or the manager says something and they do not care. This is not how a team goes far.

The second goal came midway through the first half, as a stray Hatem Ben Arfa pass was intercepted by Alves and it was Di Maria who sent Neymar through to score with a delightful chip over Tomas Koubek, who had come off his line. He then slammed the club's youngsters in the wake of the defeat, saying "they lack more ear than mouth".

The defending champions would lose Kylian Mbappe deep into extra time for a studs-up challenge on a Rennes defender before losing the shoot-out 6-5.

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