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Friday, May 10, 2019

PSG to appeal Neymar ban after star is punished for fan confrontation

French champion Paris Saint-Germain says it will appeal a three-match ban handed down to star striker Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian landed himself in hot water last month after a video posted by a spectator at the Coupe de France final appeared to show him striking a fan after a brief confrontation.

The French Football Federation (FFF) announced the sanction on Friday, with the punishment also including a two-game suspended ban.

Unhappy with what it considers the severity of the sanction, PSG is contesting the ban with the FFF High Commission of Appeal.


"Given the insults endured by several Paris players, including Neymar, at the end of the Coupe de France final, and the various elements submitted to the committee by Paris Saint-Germain in the player's defence, the club considers this sanction severe," said a PSG statement.


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