Until then, however, he was one of the best Parisians on the pitch.
Admittedly, we had seen him get annoyed several times for having been the target of faults by Strasbourg defenders, but Neymar had a solid match against Strasbourg, at the Parc des Princes, for the resumption of Ligue 1 after the long break linked at the World Cup.
The Brazilian had been decisive passer on the opener of the score of Marquinhos (14th) on a free kick on the left side perfectly shot in the heart of the Strasbourg defense.
And then everything went wrong in two minutes on the hour mark: the former Barcelonan first received a yellow card for a hand in the face on Thomasson whom he had just dribbled (61st).
Neymar challenged Mr. Turpin's decision, in vain, complaining that he himself had been the victim of a similar gesture a few minutes earlier.
This warning could have remained an incident if, in stride, Neymar had not received a second yellow card, this time for a ... simulation in the opposing area.
Served in the race by Mbappé, the Brazilian feigned contact with Djiku and collapsed to try to get a penalty.
Mr. Turpin rightly judged that it was a simulation and sent a second yellow card to the Brazilian, excluded.
In addition to the fact that he left his partners at 10 for the last half hour of the match against Strasbourg, Neymar will be suspended for the shock of Ligue 1, Sunday, with the trip of PSG to his dolphin Lensois (8:45 p.m.).