It wasn't a good return for Neymar in his first game back for PSG after the World Cup, as he was sent off for a dive against Strasbourg.
The 30-year-old was hoping tonight would be perfect opportunity to bounce back and put in a display to silence his critics.
Instead, he did the opposite.
With the game at 1-1, with Neymar providing an assist for Marquinhos first half header, he completely lost his head in the 61st minute.
Less than a minute after receiving his first yellow card for a foul, Neymar was running into the box when he claimed he was brought down by the defender.
Not a good return for Neymar... 😳
The PSG star is sent off on his return to Ligue 1 for this dive inside the box... 🟥 pic.twitter.com/Fz7OgObXb9
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 28, 2022
The referee rightly gave him a second yellow card for a clear dive, with replays showing their was no contact made with the Brazil forward.
Rather than accept his punishment and move on, Neymar completely lost control and started squaring up to Strasbourg players and the match officials.
In the end, it was down to Neymar's teammate Kylian Mbappe to rescue PSG, as he scored a 96th minute winner to send them eight points clear in Ligue 1. The 24-year-old returned to the side just ten days after scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup final.
The game will be remembered for the embarrassing behaviour of Neymar, who showed in just over an hour why he has his critics.
On his day, he is capable of producing moments of pure individual brilliance that nobody in the world can match.
However, the antics this evening that led to his red card is why their will always be question mark on just how good he could be without the controversial incidents.