Monday 23 September, 2019

PSG fined for fans' offensive Neymar banner

PSG fans display an anti-Neymar banner.

PSG fans display an anti-Neymar banner.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have been fined €2,000 after their fans aimed an offensive banner at Neymar during their Ligue 1 win over Nimes.

Neymar, 27, was targeted by fans during the 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes on August 11 amid growing speculation he wants to leave PSG.

One banner urged the Brazil forward to leave the Ligue 1 champions, while another expressed dissatisfaction with his behaviour.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) Disciplinary Committee announced sanctions on Wednesday, handing PSG a fine.

"Behaviour of the supporters of Paris Saint-Germain: use of pyrotechnic devices and deployment of an offensive banner," part of a statement read.

"€2,000 fine for Paris Saint-Germain."

Neymar is yet to play for PSG this season amid reports he will return to Barcelona or join LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

The saga is seemingly no closer to ending despite the transfer window closing on September 2.

Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 games since joining PSG in a world-record €222million move two years ago.

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