Neymar escapes with warning over fan slap
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.