FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar earns Twitter’s wrath for rolling antics vs Mexico
Neymar inspired Brazil to a 2-0 win vs Mexico in the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 encounter but many were left unimpressed at perceived play-acting from the star forward.football Updated: Jul 03, 2018 08:53 IST
The Paris Saint-Germain forward was at it again on Monday, scoring one goal and setting up the other as the Brazil national football team booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament with a 2-0 win vs. Mexico.
However, an old criticism of Neymar has come back to haunt him during his time in the World Cup thus far: play-acting.
For years, Neymar has been accused of either diving or playing up a foul if a defender so much as touches him, and the game vs. Mexico once again provided his critics with plenty of ammunition.
As always, there were many who saw the funny side of his antics and even a few who defended him. Check out some of the best reactions to Neymar’s rolling antics below.
I hope Brazil go home ASAP just because of neymar.— Elliott⚪️💙💛🤙 (@LUFC_Elliott) July 2, 2018
Pathetic excuse for a man and a footballer.
He's supposed to be a role model for People, especially younger kids, and how's he gonna do that if he's teaching them to roll around and cry on the floor after being touched..#BRAMEX
To all the idiots making memes & making fun of Neymar , He was already injured & Mexican player did this , it’s easy to judge but only he knew how he felt , after that he slowed down a bit because of pain . Y’all ignore the fact Brazil won bc of him & start trolling LMAO #BRAMEX pic.twitter.com/LHRTbQOFc9— Neymar 🇧🇷 || Nadal 🌱 || Maria 🌱 (@its_me_lokey) July 2, 2018
Brazil will take on Belgium in a mouth-watering quarter-final encounter on Friday.
First Published: Jul 03, 2018 08:47 IST