Neymar faces three-match ban for punching Rennes fan after PSG’s defeat

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has been banned for three matches after the Brazilian international punched a Rennes fan in the aftermath of his side’s Coupe de France final defeat.

French Football Federation (FFF), on Friday, announced the ban. As a result, Neymar is forced to miss three domestic matches and another two-match suspended ban.

However, the club in an official statement said that they have decided to appeal this decision to the Federation’s Higher Committee of Appeal.

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“Paris Saint Germain takes note of the verdict handed down by the French Football Federation’s disciplinary committee, banning Neymar Jr for three matches, with another two-game suspended ban,” the club said in a statement.

“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. Paris Saint-Germain and its player Neymar Jr have decided to appeal this decision to the FFF’s Higher Committee of Appeal,” it added.

(With ANI inputs)

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