PSG midfielders Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti both accused referee Bjorn Kuipers of swearing against the French as they crashed out of the Champions League to Man City in a 4-1 total loss .
The Ligue 1 team finished the game, which ended 2-0 against City on the night, with ten men after Angel Di Maria’s insane stamp on Fernandinho, and the visitors faced the referee at de many times when the game turned sour.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side appeared to be losing their minds after a loss to an exceptional city, but the players insist they were provoked by Kuipers.
Former Man United midfielder Herrera said after the game: “Tonight’s referee said f ** k off to Leandro Paredes.
“If we say we get a 3 or 4 game ban.”
And Verratti, the Italian midfielder, echoed those claims. He said, “The referee also told me ‘f *** you’ twice.
“For them, it’s normal, if you say it’s ten matches [ban]. I talk to the referee a lot but I don’t say that.
PSG players swarmed Kuipers after the Dutch referee gave Di Maria a direct red card for tackling Fernandinho in the 69th minute.
According to the former City winger Sinclair, the visitors couldn’t complain.
He said, “No discipline. He let down his teammates. He gave up his football club. He let the owners down.
“I’m not sure what Pochettino is doing there, but before stomping on him, Di Maria raised his hand.
“He’s lost his mind. He shouldn’t have done that and everyone witnessed it in the stadium.
“It’s frustration. This is what Fernandinho does. He brings together the opposition players and catches them.
“That’s exactly what he did and that’s why he’s part of the team.”