Glasgow: Paris Saint Germain’s world-record signing Neymar made the headlines once again for all the wrong reasons. PSG faced Celtic in Champions League on Tuesday at Celtic Park and gave Scottish side a humiliating trashing with a 5-0 win.
Neymar scored the first Champions League goal for his new club, Kylian Mbappe also got his name on the scoresheet and Edison Cavani scored a brace for the French Side. Mikael Lustig's 83rd-minute own goal rounded off a fascinating night for the away side.
However, more than the goal scored by the former Barcelona star, it was his refusal to shake hand with the 18-year-old Celtic FC player Anthony Ralston post match which grabbed the attention of the viewers.
Neymar and Ralston. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. pic.twitter.com/fTMvXLJRc9— Sally McQueen (@SallyMcQueen11) September 12, 2017
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers handed the teenage full-back, Anthony Ralston, a debut and was given the job to mark the world’s most expensive player. Ralston stuck to his task and gave everything he had while marking the Brazilian. Neymar picked up a yellow card for diving a decision that saw Ralston mock the World Cup star on his face.
The youngster also managed to get under Neymar’s skin as the Brazilian held up three fingers to remind Ralston of the score.
In the end, PSG completed a convincing victory but Neymar’s behaviour left Celtic fans unimpressed and he ended up getting a lot of stick on Twitter.
I think (not certain) Neymar may have refused to swap shirts with Anthony Ralston, as well as not shake his hand. Which is a bit of a shame.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) September 12, 2017
Don't see the big deal with Neymar not shaking Ralston's hand. I wouldn't shake hands with a guy that laughed in my face. #CELPSG— James Lawn (@jamietub3) September 12, 2017