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