Ex Referees Calls for Three Match Ban for Paris Saint Germain Star Neymar and Others

Ex Referees Calls for Three Match Ban for Paris Saint Germain Star Neymar and Others

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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  • Two former referees have called for stricter sanctions for players who dive during football matches
  • Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar was called out for simulation as he has been accused of easily going to ground
  • Neymar has constantly been accused for diving during matches and was recently sent off for simulation in Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar could risk getting banned for up to three matches if he gets caught diving in football matches in the future.

That’s the law being proposed by two former referees who believe FIFA and football authorities should clamp down harder on players who are found guilty of simulation.

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Neymar has been accused by former referees of diving too often in football matches and wants stricter penalties on the Brazilian. Photo by Xavier Laine
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According to Sportskeeda, Des Roache has claimed that footballers should get a three-match ban while Steve Conroy has called out PSG superstar Neymar as the biggest diver in the game.

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“The paradox is that while the on-field punishment is a yellow, players can land a two-game ban if they are subsequently sanctioned. I agreed it should be a red card for diving AND a three-game ban. It is vile, and we have to try to get rid of it.
“Neymar is the worst exponent on the planet. I don’t know how any ref can give him a decision.”

Neymar was recently sent off for diving in a Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg before storming out of the Parc des Princes as he made a humiliating return to PSG after the World Cup.

Neymar returns for PSG against Marseille

Meanwhile, Neymar will be available for Paris Saint-Germain when they take on Olympique Marseille in the Coupe de France Classico on Wednesday, February 8, Get French Football News reports.

Neymar will be coming into the side after missing out on PSG’s two previous matches against Montpellier and Toulouse in Ligue 1 due to muscle fatigue.

There have been concerns about the continuation of the Brazilian’s ankle injury that was suffered during the World Cup with Brazil which continues to trouble the PSG star.

Neymar humiliates goalkeeper with fancy footwork

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Neymar continued his rich vein of form in front of the goal with a cheeky goal against Stade Reims on Sunday evening.

The Brazil international's strike was not enough as ten-man Paris Saint-Germain shared the spoils at the Parc des Princes.

The ex-Barcelona ace then rounded up the goalkeeper before cheekily slotting the ball home to give PSG the lead.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..