Man City v PSG: Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes were told to f*** off’ by referee Bjorn Kuipers

Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes declare they were BOTH told to ‘f*** off’ by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers as tensions boiled over in PSG’s Champions League semi-final loss to Man City after Angel Di Maria was despatched off

  • READ: City attain the Champions League remaining after 4-1 mixture win vs PSG 
  • PSG gamers imploded within the second half of their semi-final loss on the Etihad  
  • Angel Di Maria was proven a purple and tempers flared among the many PSG stars  
  • But Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes each declare they were insulted by the ref
  • The pair allege that Bjorn Kuipers told them to ‘f*** off’ throughout tense exchanges 

PSG midfielders Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes have each claimed they were told to ‘f*** off’ by referee Bjorn Kuipers throughout their Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City.

Tensions flared throughout the essential sport on the Etihad with the stakes so excessive, and the Ligue 1 aspect imploded within the second half with Angel Di Maria proven a purple card for a stamp on Fernandinho, with PSG stars concerned in a couple of stand-offs with the official.

City gained 4-1 on mixture after Mahrez scored a brace to earn a 2-0 victory on the evening and despatched his aspect by means of to their first ever Champions League remaining. 

PSG star Marco Verratti claims referee Bjorn Kuipers told him ‘f*** you’ throughout their loss to City

Leandro Paredes (second left) also alleged he was insulted in a similar manner by the official

Leandro Paredes (second left) additionally alleged he was insulted in an analogous method by the official

After the sport Mahrez accused PSG of ‘shedding their nerve’ after the purple card and slammed their gamers for ‘kicking us’, however the French outfit extremely claimed they were victims of a verbal assault from the person in control of the competition.

Ander Herrera told RMC that his team-mate Paredes had been told to ‘f*** off’ by Kuipers, and complained that the gamers would have been hit with a prolonged ban had they mentioned one thing comparable to him.  

‘We discuss respect with referees,’ he mentioned. ‘The referee tonight mentioned “f*** off” to Leandro Paredes. It’s unimaginable If we are saying that we get a three-four match ban.’ 

Tensions flared during the Champions League semi as Angel Di Maria (far right) was sent off

Tensions flared throughout the Champions League semi as Angel Di Maria (far proper) was despatched off

Verratti backed up the claims and insisted he too had been insulted by the official, saying: ‘He mentioned “f*** you” to me… I speak to referees rather a lot however I by no means say that or I get a 10-game ban.’ 

PSG were second greatest for a lot of the competition having come into the sport shedding 2-1 on mixture after a house defeat within the second leg, however they failed to pull themselves again into the competition. 

The Parisiens did not even handle a shot heading in the right direction as they were unable to put a glove on Pep Guardiola’s males, who were dominant all through and shackled the likes of Di Maria and Neymar and defended as a unit. 

Ander Herrera said Kuipers' words were 'incredible' and said PSG players would have received a lengthy ban if they had said similar comments to him

Ander Herrera mentioned Kuipers’ phrases were ‘unimaginable’ and mentioned PSG gamers would have acquired a prolonged ban if that they had mentioned comparable feedback to him

Pundit Rio Ferdinand mentioned the defeat was ’embarrassing’ for the Ligue 1 outfit and that City ‘took the mick’ with how simple it was to brush them apart in such an enormous sport within the Champions League.

‘By the tip of it they were taking the mick,’ he told BT Sport. ‘It was embarrassing for PSG, a crew who’re stuffed with expertise and stuffed with winners. Huge hats off to Pep [Guardiola] and his crew.’

For City, it was merely an evening to keep in mind, and whereas PSG’s high stars failed to sparkle on the massive stage, there were high performances from Mahrez and younger English star Phil Foden. 

City were dominant on the night, with top displays from Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez (centre)

City were dominant on the evening, with high shows from Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez (centre)

Ferdinand hailed the midfielder as the perfect younger participant in world soccer and mentioned he had to be a shoo-in to begin for England at Euro 2020.

‘At the second I’d say Phil Foden is the perfect younger participant on this planet proper now on kind. [Erling] Haaland is but to play at this stage. In phrases of this second, Foden is the perfect on kind. 

‘Its the semi finals of the Champions League, an vital sport – they’ve by no means been additional than this. He’s come into this crew and he has created match defining moments. 

‘I can not wait, I’m salivating – you quick ahead to the Euros… he has to be one of many first gamers on the crew sheet as a result of he is doing it on this stage. 


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