PSG claim Verratti and Paredes were told to ‘f*** off’ by ref Bjorn Kuipers in Man City loss as Pochettino demands probe

PSG players claim the referee for their clash with Man City told them to ‘f*** off’ last night.

Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes were both allegedly on the receiving end of ref Bjorn Kuipers’ words.

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Marco Verratti is held back by PSG manager Mauricio PochettinoCredit: Reuters
Angel Di Maria protests after he was sent off in the second leg

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Angel Di Maria protests after he was sent off in the second legCredit: The Sun

Man City won 2-0 on the night to secure a 4-1 aggregate win and a place in the Champions League final.

PSG players were seen remonstrating with the referee at full-time and Angel Di Maria was also sent off during the fiery tie.

But former Man Utd and now PSG midfielder Ander Herrera made an astonishing claim against the referee.

He told RMC: “‘We talk about respect with referees.

“The referee tonight said ‘f*** off’ to Leandro Paredes. It’s incredible. If we say that we get a three-four match ban.”

And the claims were backed up by fellow midfielder Verratti.

Verratti said: “He (Kuipers) said ‘f*** you’ to me. I talk to referees a lot but I never say that or I get a 10-game ban.”

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Mauricio Pochettino called on Uefa to investigate the claims against referee Bjorn Kuipers

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Mauricio Pochettino called on Uefa to investigate the claims against referee Bjorn KuipersCredit: PA

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino called on Uefa to investigate the accusations made by his players.

Poch said: “They explained to the TV in some interview before, we need to believe in what they are telling us you know.

“But now the most important thing is that we are not in the final.

“But of course if I didn’t hear nothing from the touchline, if something is there and that is how they explain, maybe UEFA will investigate the situation.”

Riyad Mahrez scored both goals as City won 2-0 in the second leg at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s men will face either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final on May 29 after the 4-1 aggregate win.

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