Before returning to the locker room, then very quickly leaving the Parc des Princes, Neymar, sent off by Clément Turpin in the 62nd minute of the match against Strasbourg, took the time to recover a ball in his hands.
This no doubt helped him channel his anger and frustration.
For his return to competition, the Brazilian therefore received two yellow cards synonymous with red.
Consequently, the man "psychologically destroyed" by the elimination of Brazil at the World Cup, will not be traveling to Lens on Sunday for the match at the top of the 17th day.
His passive and his behavior could be expensive
Normally, this automatic suspension match should be the only one.
But the Brazilian's disciplinary record, like his attitude towards Mr. Turpin after the red card on Wednesday will be taken into account to add an additional match, possibly suspended.
As a reminder, this is the fifth time in his career at PSG, in 165 appearances, that Neymar has been excluded during the game. It is also the fourth time after a "double yellow".
If Neymar was so annoyed by his expulsion it is because he considers himself the victim, once again, of an injustice.
Even a double injustice this time.
And PSG seems on the same wavelength as its player.
In general, and this is obviously far from being the first time, there is the feeling of not being protected by the referees.
An old feeling but which took on new resonance during the World Cup when he suffered a right ankle injury against Serbia after suffering numerous fouls.
According to Galtier, an excess of commitment not sufficiently sanctioned
Against Strasbourg, Parisian observers noted 15 sanctionable contacts on Neymar.
Only six fouls were called.
A record this season to be compared with the record of nine faults suffered during a PSG-Montpellier match in February 2020. Christophe Galtier underlined this at a press conference: "I regret that the excessive commitment was not harder sanctioned, this is what led to frustration for Ney.
And when Neymar is frustrated, he often unpins.
This happened in two stages.
First there was this headline in the face of Thomasson (61st).
Then this simulation of contact with Djiku in the area to get a penalty in stride.
"On the simulation no problem, but I find his first yellow card very severe compared to the number of faults he suffered," said Galtier.
He should be there against Châteauroux on January 6
Especially since here again, PSG highlights the scratch on the face of Nyamsi on Neymar (55th), who collapsed in pain, but whom Mr. Turpin did not sanction.
That's why before regaining his composure he found himself… Ney up against the referee to tell him of his incomprehension.
In this context, everything suggests despite everything that Neymar will not be deprived of football for long and that he will be able to participate in the trip to Châteauroux, in the Coupe de France, on January 6.
It would be useful for Paris, which will have to do without Mbappé for the occasion, probably resting and Messi barely back.