PSG v Dortmund: Neymar's mocking of Erling Haaland was 'premeditated'

Neymar mocked Erling Haaland's celebration on Instagram

Before football across Europe was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans were treated to a few cracking Champions League games.

Liverpool were dethroned by Atletico Madrid at Anfield, while Paris Saint-Germain sealed passage to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the French capital.

The victory by Thomas Tuchel's side behind-closed-doors sparked controversial celebrations, with pretty much the entire PSG side mocking teenage sensation, Erling Haaland.

Neymar led the rest of his squad in a group photo on the pitch imitating the 19-year-old's meditation celebration, which the Norwegian did after scoring in the first-leg of the tie.

After the game, Neymar rubbed more salt in the wounds by posting an image of him imitating Haaland's celebration once again on Instagram with a caption reading: "Paris is our city, not yours."

That post was in response to Haaland allegedly posting a picture of his own across social with the a message reading "My city, not yours" next to the word "PARIS". As we reported HERE, that post turned out to be fake.

Amazingly, the whole situation has now taken an even pettier turn, because Marquinhos has revealed that Neymar's actions were actually premeditated.

"He likes that. Neymar is not just a football player, he is not afraid and always responds to provocations," the 25-year-old said during an interview with YouTube channel Desimpedidos.

"After his goal, I asked him if he had taken everything out. He warned me, I told him to wait until the end of the match, but he told me to leave it and not to stop it."

PSG players mock Haaland

Wow, that is a bit pathetic isn't it?

Having a fiery side is all well and good, as is exacting revenge out on the football pitch with skill and quality, but taking things to such an extreme once the final whistle has been blown is just not on.

Neymar and PSG may not have been aware that Haaland's post was fake, but that simply does not excuse their actions.

How the club avoided a fine from UEFA is beyond us.

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