Neymar may have been absent for Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 curtain-raiser, but the club’s fans nevertheless gave him a rough ride amid constant speculation over the Brazilian’s future.
Just two years after moving to the French capital from Barcelona in a world-record transfer, Neymar has been widely linked with an exit.
The forward additionally provoked PSG’s wrath by failing to turn up on time for training following the injury that kept him out of the Copa America, although his father insisted he had been granted permission to delay his return.
In the midst of the dispute, it was no surprise to see Thomas Tuchel leave him out of PSG’s squad altogether for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash at home to Nimes.
Chants of “Son of a bitch” rang out in the stands, while there were also banners calling for the Brazilian to “Get out” of the club.
“I have no news on his future,” Tuchel said on French TV show Canal Football Club.