NYON (AFP) - Neymar could be hit with a Champions League ban after UEFA opened an investigation on Wednesday into his foul-mouthed social media outburst about the refereeing during Paris Saint-Germain s controversial go out to Manchester United last week.

Injured Brazil forward Neymar informed healthy officials to "move fuck yourselves" on Instagram after watching on incredulous from the sidelines at the Parc des Princes as United have been awarded a decisive stoppage-time penalty for a debateable handball thru the video assistant referee (VAR) gadget, permitting Marcus Rashford to fire United into the quarter-finals on away dreams.

"It s a disgrace.

. They get four men who don t understand football to observe a slow movement replay in the front of the tv," Neymar wrote in Portuguese on the social media website.

The most appropriate League outfit had been given the spot-kick after Presnel Kimpembe became judged to have treated Diogo Dalot s shot, a decision that on Friday UEFA maintained became correct because of the gap the ball travelled earlier than hitting Kimpembe s arm and the PSG defender s frame position.

"The defender s arm was no longer near the frame, which made the defender s body larger thus resulting within the ball being stopped from journeying in the direction of the aim," UEFA said.

Neymar become so reportedly enraged by using the selection to offer the penalty that he needed to be constrained by using PSG group of workers to prevent him getting into their dressing room.

In a assertion UEFA announced a disciplinary research "has been initiated ... In reference to the feedback made on social media via the Paris Saint-Germain participant Neymar following the above-stated healthy".

If discovered responsible the 27-year-old dangers being suspended for the duration of the early rounds of subsequent 12 months s Champions League, for which runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG are certainties to qualify.

In June Neymar s teammate Gianluigi Buffon changed into slapped with a 3-match ban from ecu opposition after a live-on-television tirade in opposition to referee Michael Oliver following his former membership Juventus  similarly dramatic quarter-very last defeat to actual Madrid final season.

Buffon accused the English referee of having a "dustbin in location of a coronary heart" for awarding real a closing-gasp penalty that knocked Juve out after the Italians had clawed back a 3-zero first-leg deficit to degree the tie.