Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has claimed his teammate Leandro Paredes was told to “f*** off” by central referee during their Champions League semi final loss to Manchester City.
The Parisians we’re beaten 2-0 in the second leg in Manchester, and went out 4-1 on aggregate, as City take their place in the final in Istanbul later this month.
Herrera, an ex Manchester United player, alleged that Paredes was on the receiving end of foul language from referee Bjorn Kuipers, who sent off Angel Di Maria late in the game.
“The referee said ‘f*ck off’ to Leandro Paredes, if we say that, we are out for four games,” Herrera complained to RMC Sport.
“He also told me ‘f*ck you’ a few times,” added fellow PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, per RMC Sport.
“If I say ‘f*ck you’, I am out for 10 games. Of course I talk a lot with the referee, but I never say ‘f*ck you.'”