France Football, the organisers of the prestigous Ballon D’Or award, has given reasons why PSG’s Neymar was left out of their 30-man shortlist for the award.
Naija News reports that Neymar alongside England captain Harry Kane and last year’s winner Luka Modric were excluded.
France Football have now claimed they snubbed the 27-year-old, after what they described as a “black year”.
The organising body gave eight reasons for the exclusion of the former Barcelona forward.
See reasons below:
January 23 – Metatarsal injury
March 6 – Abusing match official after Man Utd match
April 27 – Pushing a supporter
June 6 – Ankle injury ahead of Copa America
August 9 – Cleared of rape allegation
Transfer window – Failed move to Barcelona
September 14 – Jeered by PSG fans
October 13 – Another injury on international duty