Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has criticised Neymar over the Brazilian’s altercation with a fan after the club’s French Cup final defeat by Rennes.
PSG, who had been 2-0 up, drew 2-2, before losing 6-5 on penalties. After the game Neymar lashed out at a supporter who was filming the PSG players on his phone as they walked up to collect their medals.
“You can’t get into a fight with a spectator. You just can’t do that,” said Tuchel. “It’s not easy to go up the steps after a defeat. It’s very difficult for me, for everybody – but we have to accept it. If we lose, we have to show respect.”
The defeat ended PSG’s four-year reign as holders of the French Cup and means that, while they have retained the French league title, they have won none of the cup competitions they entered this season, and lost to Manchester United in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
“Did I act badly?” Neymar asked in an Instagram comment. “Yes. But no-one can stay indifferent.”
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