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Verratti in line for PSG fine after being caught smoking

Marquinhos' wife has posted an image in which the Italian can be seen with a cigarette - capping a bad few days for him.

Verratti in line for PSG fine after being caught smoking

Marco Verratti has not enjoyed the best of weeks at Paris Saint-Germain, with the fall-out over his substitution against Marseille now followed by further controversy.

Angry reaction to being taken off

The Italian has come in for criticism for his attitude in recent days after reacting negatively to being replaced by Blaise Matuidi in Sunday's 0-0 Ligue 1 draw.

"What was that for?" the midfielder is seen saying to the PSG bench after his 59th-minute withdrawal, adding of boss Unai Emery: "I was bad? He said I was bad?"

Verratti fumes at being taken off on Sunday.

Snapped cigarette-in-hand by team-mate's wife 

And fresh on the back of that, the 23-year-old has been caught smoking in an image published on social media by club-mate Marquinhos' wife.

Calciomercato.com says PSG are ready to fine Verratti, whose relationship with Emery has come in for scrutiny as question marks surround his happiness in Paris.