Both the ex-Manchester United player and Marco Verratti alleged wrongdoing on the part of the match official on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain star Leandro Paredes was the recipient of a foul-mouthed insult from referee Bjorn Kuipers during his side’s Champions League defeat to Manchester City, his team-mate Ander Herrera claims.
A double from Riyad Mahrez sent City into their first-ever final at the expense of PSG, who went down 4-1 on aggregate after failing to score at the Etihad Stadium.
The final minutes saw tempers boil over, with Angel Di Maria seeing red and players from both sides clashing before Kuipers brought proceedings to a close.
“The referee said ‘f*ck off’ to Leandro Paredes, if we say that, we are out for four games,” Herrera complained to RMC Sport after the final whistle.
The ex-Manchester United midfielder was joined by Marco Verratti in alleging misconduct on Kuiper’s part.
“He also told me ‘f*ck you’ a few times,” the Italy international added to RMC Sport.
“If I say ‘f*ck you’, I am out for 10 games. Of course I talk a lot with the referee, but I never say ‘f*ck you.'”