​Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar was booked during a French league match on the weekend after a heated conversation with the referee, following an attempted rainbow flick.


PSG were one goal and a man up after 38 minutes against Montpellier on Saturday when the Brazilian treated the crowd to a bout of tricks topped off by an audacious attempted rainbow flick. 


However, the referee then called Neymar to one side and after a heated discussion with the player, the official booked PSG's number ten much to his and the crowd's dismay.

The Ligue 1 champions would go on to score four more goals, as Neymar shone throughout the match, assisting his side's fourth strike of the night, as he continues to put in superb performances in the lead up to the ​Champions League


Neymar may have rediscovered the best form of his career in recent weeks, with an astonishing 18 goals and assists in his last ten outings for Les Parisiens, but the Brazilian has never gone long without showcasing his trademark, if controversial, flair. 


As one of the most divisive figures in football, ​Neymar often draws criticism for diving or playacting, but Saturday's rainbow flick antics was not the first time the Brazil international was met with ire following that particular trick.


In the 2015 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club the forward, then a ​Barcelona player, attempted the same skill but instead of the referee's yellow card, he encountered the opposition's red mist.

Neymar Santos Jr,Xabier Etxeita,Ander Iturraspe,Carlos Velasco Carballo

It was near the end of the match, unlike the weekend's rendition in the first half, when Neymar attempted to flick the ball over his opponent's head before Barcelona saw out the game as 3-1 winners.


Despite the protestations of the Athletic players, Neymar was insistent that this reaction would not deter him in the slightest.  


Speaking after the match in 2015, the former La Liga star told ​Sky Sports"They can be angry, but it is my way of playing and I have done so for years. Just because others get angry doesn't mean I am going to change my style of play."


With all the tricks and flicks pulled out on Saturday, evidently Neymar is a man of his word and the spectacular.