Champions League: UEFA announce investigation into PSG attacker Neymar over Instagram comments directed at VAR officials

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PSG made Neymar the world's most expensive player in 2017 by signing him from Barcelona as they stepped up their bid to win a maiden Champions League title, but have now lost in the last 16 in three straight seasons

Nyon: UEFA says it has ordered an investigation into comments by Neymar about match officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League.

The Brazilian used Instagram to aim an expletive and insults at video review officials who intervened before Man United was awarded a stoppage-time penalty for handball that eliminated PSG.

Neymar wrote, "They put four guys that do not understand football to watch it in slow motion. This doesn't exist!"

Neymar, who was injured and did not play, then used profanity while writing about the video assistants.

UEFA says it "appointed an ethics and disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation" of the social media comments.

The UEFA disciplinary committee could judge any resulting charge at its 28 March meeting.

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