PSG fan group Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) has released a statement expressing their resentment at Neymar who is set to play his first match of the season for the Ligue 1 leaders in (Saturday) today’s home clash against Strasbourg at the Park des Princes after his botched move to rejoin Barcelona in the summer.
Neymar tried to force a move back to his former Laliga club, but Barcelona failed to meet Paris Saint-Germain’s demands and the summer transfer move collapsed.
Collectif Ultras Paris says Neymar humiliated their beloved club with his his widely reported remonstrations in his quest to force a transfer back to Barcelona from where he joined the French club for then world record €222millon in 2017.
The plan for the Brazilian’s first match of the season for PSG looks heading to create tensions at Park des Princes going by the CUP’s strong-worded statement.
“In a footballing sense, Neymar is one of the greatest players of his generation, but that’s far from the most important thing for us today [Saturday],” Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) said in its statement.
“What we reproach him for is being disrespectful on several occasions towards our club, even to have humiliated it at times.
“He has put in place a disastrous
communication strategy to try and force a move to Barcelona, one of our main European rivals, leaving his entourage to speak in his place… except when it comes to discussing his best memories.
“At a time when he has made no public statement, let alone an apology, he will soon return to the field at the Parc des Princes,
and we are legitimately more than sceptical about him playing another season in our jersey.
“The Virage Auteuil, in which the most loyal supporters of the club are grouped [at Parc des Princes], has the duty to show him that all his actions cannot be without consequence.
“Therefore, we invite all the Parisian supporters who have felt hurt at one point or another to show him that he no longer has the right to make mistakes and the path of redemption will be long… very long. It’s out of the question that we will penalise the team due to a single player.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.