News ID: 252284
Published: 0202 GMT May 03, 2019

PSG's Mbappe slapped with three-match ban

PSG's Mbappe slapped with three-match ban
Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (R) reacts as he receives a red card from the referee during the French Cup final football match between Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France, on April 27, 2019.

French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe was banned for three matches on Friday following his sending-off for a reckless tackle during Paris Saint-Germain's French Cup final debacle against Rennes.

The French Football Federation (FFF) said they had also opened disciplinary proceedings against Mbappe's teammate Neymar for striking a Rennes fan following the shock defeat on penalties after extra time, AFP reported.

Mbappe, PSG's gifted 20-year-old striker, lunged with his studs into the knee of Rennes defender Damien Da Silva near the close of extra time on Sunday.

Having already missed one game, Mbappe will miss today's match against Nice and the trip to Angers the following week but will be available for the last two games of the season.

The threat of further sanctions hangs over Neymar, banned for three Champions League games after insulting the referee following PSG's exit from the last 16 at the hands of Manchester United.

This time Neymar lashed out at an abusive opposing fan as he climbed the steps to receive his French Cup final losers’ medal.

An online video showed the fan insulting several PSG players then telling the Brazilian superstar to "go learn how to play football."


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