Ney­mar showed lack of hu­mil­ity with Celtic’s An­thony Ral­ston, says Bren­dan Rodgers

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Bren­dan

Rodgers be­lieves Ney­mar’s be­hav­iour to­wards Celtic teenager An­thony Ral­ston showed a “lack of hu­mil­ity”.

Full-back Ral­ston, 18, re­peat­edly clashed with the world’s most ex­pen­sive player as Paris Saint-Ger­main tri­umphed 5-0 in their Cham­pi­ons League opener at Celtic Park on Tues­day.

Ney­mar ap­peared to snub the young­ster’s hand­shake at the fi­nal whis­tle, and Rodgers was dis­ap­pointed with the Brazil in­ter­na­tional.

“It’s a pity. I’ve spoke of my ad­mi­ra­tion for Ney­mar but it would have been nice if he could have recog­nised an 18-year-old com­ing up against him­self, a top-class player,” Rodgers said ahead of Celtic’s Scot­tish Premier­ship game against Ross County.

“Maybe he just feels that when he comes to Celtic Park, a hos­tile ground, it’s a dif­fi­cult place for him to come.

“The friend­ships aren’t quite there but it could have been nice for him to ac­knowl­edge the young guy be­cause he is a sen­sa­tional player.

“That sort of mark of class is al­ways good when high-level play­ers can show that bit of hu­mil­ity.”

Celtic are fac­ing more UEFA dis­ci­plinary pro­ceed­ings af­ter the European clash af­ter a fan ran onto their pitch and aimed a kick at PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.

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