‘Get out, son of a b*tch!’ – PSG fans turn on Neymar
The Brazilian played no part in Sunday’s clash against Nimes, but was nevertheless singled out for abuse by sections of the home crowd.
Neymar may have been absent for Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 curtain-raiser, but the club’s fans nevertheless gave him a rough ride amid constant speculation over the Brazilian’s future.
Just two years after moving to the French capital from Barcelona in a world-record transfer, Neymar has been widely linked with an exit.
Barca have emerged as the favourites to capture his signature, with their interest prompting bitter exchanges of opinions between representatives of both clubs and Neymar and his inner circle.
The forward additionally provoked PSG’s wrath by failing to turn up on time for training following the injury that kept him out of the Copa America, although his father insisted he had been granted permission to delay his return.
In the midst of the dispute, it was no surprise to see Thomas Tuchel leave him out of PSG’s squad altogether for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash at home to Nimes.
But if Tuchel thought Neymar’s absence might calm tensions over his transfer stand-off, the Parc des Princes faithful had other ideas.
Chants of “Son of a bitch” rang out in the stands, while there were also banners calling for the Brazilian to “Get out” of the club.