Newcastle United player replies to question about what Kylian Mbappe said in controversial PSG moment

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Newcastle United star Kieran Trippier has been speaking after the controversy of Tuesday night in Paris.

Kieran Trippier has responded to the controversy in Paris on Tuesday night. The Magpies saw two crucial points slip from their grasp after leading against PSG until deep into stoppage time.

Kylian Mbappe scored a 97th minute penalty to equalise, and it's clear the penalty should not have been awarded. The ball hit Tino Livramento in the chest and then the arm, and by rule, that is not a handball offence. UEFA clearly agreees, dropping the VAR team from the next round of fixtures as a punishment for their poor decision-making.

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But for Newcastle, that is not going to feel enough, given they now face a tough route to the knockout stages, needing to beat AC Milan in their final group stage clash while needing PSG to fail to win against Borussia Dortmund in their last game.

In the meantime, Newcastle star Trippier has responded to the controversy, calling out officials for their lack of communication after such decisions. "I mean it's not like he would talk to me, there's nine players around him. So it's difficult for him," said the Magpies skipper after the game.

"I get it for officials, it’s hard because there's players around, I get it, it is difficult. But you know, it's one of those where I'm standing here, disussing the decisions, why can’t officials?

"Why can't the referee come out and explain why he gave that penalty, for example, just to give all the supporters, the media, yourselves a more clear indication of why he gave the penalty. Players get stuck here and answer questions, but why can't officials – it doesn’t get spoken about enough. It is not spoken about enough."

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Trippier also replied to a question over what was said during a heated exchange with Mbappe during the controversy. He said: "Whatever happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. No, I'm not here to discuss what we said on the pitch, emotions running high for everyone. That stays on the pitch."

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