Ney­mar es­capes with warn­ing over fan slap

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Bobigny, France - Ney­mar will es­cape pros­e­cu­tion for an al­ter­ca­tion with an op­po­si­tion sup­porter af­ter Paris Saint-Ger­main's (PSG) sur­prise de­feat in the French Cup fi­nal in April, sources said on Mon­day.

Pros­e­cu­tors have de­cided the Brazil­ian star will re­ceive a writ­ten warn­ing and no fur­ther ac­tion will be taken. A 29 year old Rennes fan who had been film­ing Ney­mar as he climbed the stairs to col­lect his loser's medal at the Stade de France ap­peared to ca­jole the dis­con­so­late player af­ter the French League cham­pion was de­feated in a penalty shootout.

Ney­mar stopped, used his hand to lower the phone and then tapped the fan on the chin.

"I shouldn't have done it but some­times it's hard to re­main calm," Ney­mar said on In­sta­gram at the time.

Ney­mar was given a three­match ban for the ges­ture at the time of the in­ci­dent.

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