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Neymar claims it’s the REF who should be punished after PSG row

Neymar has claimed that referee Bjorn Kuipers said ‘something he should not have’ to him during PSG’s Champions League 1-1 draw with Napoli. The Brazilian played the full game and was shown a yellow card as Thomas Tuchel’s men were denied victory by Lorenzo Insigne’s 62nd minute penalty.

‘The referee told me something he should not have,’ Neymar said. ‘It was disrespectful.

‘I do not want to repeat what he said to me. However, somebody high up should do something.’

He cannot be as disrespectful as he was with me,’ Neymar added.

‘On the pitch, we are asked to show respect towards the referees. We should get the same in return.’

It remains to be seen whether PSG will lodge an official complaint against Kuipers, who has been a FIFA listed referee since 2006.

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