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Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes claim they were BOTH told to 'f*** off' by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers as tensions boiled over in PSG's Champions League semi-final loss to Man City after Angel Di Maria was sent off READ: City reach the Champions League final after 4-1 aggregate win vs PSG  PSG players imploded in the second half of their semi-final loss at the Etihad   Angel Di Maria was shown a red and tempers flared among the PSG stars   But Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes both claim they were insulted by the ref The pair allege that Bjorn Kuipers told them to 'f*** off' during tense exchanges 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 23:42 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 23:44 BST, 4 May 2021

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PSG midfielders Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes have both claimed they were told to 'f*** off' by referee Bjorn Kuipers during their Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City.

Tensions flared during the crucial game at the Etihad with the stakes so high, and the Ligue 1 side imploded in the second half with Angel Di Maria shown a red card for a stamp on Fernandinho, with PSG stars involved in a few stand-offs with the official.

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City won 4-1 on aggregate after Mahrez scored a brace to earn a 2-0 victory on the night and sent his side through to their first ever Champions League final. 

PSG star Marco Verratti claims referee Bjorn Kuipers told him 'f*** you' during their loss to City

PSG star Marco Verratti claims referee Bjorn Kuipers told him 'f*** you' during their loss to City

Leandro Paredes (second left) also alleged he was insulted in a similar manner by the official

Leandro Paredes (second left) also alleged he was insulted in a similar manner by the official

After the game Mahrez accused PSG of 'losing their nerve' after the red card and slammed their players for 'kicking us', but the French outfit incredibly claimed they were victims of a verbal attack from the man in charge of the contest.

Ander Herrera told RMC that his team-mate Paredes had been told to 'f*** off' by Kuipers, and complained that the players would have been hit with a lengthy ban had they said something similar to him.  

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