The World Cup Round 16 games are over and the contestants for the next round have been finalised. Brazil has reached this stage by beating Mexico 2-0, thereby making a resounding comeback after their initial struggle. But, according to most fans, their victory was marred by Neymar Jr.’s over-the-top antics.
Neymar played an important part by scoring a goal and setting up another. But, as per official reports, he spent a whopping 14 minutes on the ground, convincing referees that he was injured. And that irked a lot of fans as they felt he should focus on his soccer skills rather than his acting chops. However, some Swiss kids went a notch further.
In a video that’s going viral, a bunch of Swiss kids can be seen practicing soccer, only to turn into Neymar in a matter of seconds.
During Brazil’s face-off with Serbia, Neymar managed to roll approximately six to seven feet after being tackled. While playing against Mexico his usual theatrics were on full display as well. However, he went completely overboard when a Mexican player accidentally stepped on his ankle.
So, a group of budding junior footballers from Switzerland made a video mocking Neymar. They rushed forward with the ball and fell to the ground as if an imaginary force had knocked them to the ground. And to add insult to injury, they refused to get up until we were convinced that they were indeed hurt, just like Neymar.
You can watch the hilarious video here:
— Russian Market (@russian_market) July 4, 2018
While this is certainly the most hilarious example, there are several others who’ve taken Neymar to task. Here are the best ones:
1. I can totally see this happening in real life.
2. Well, at least someone’s feeling inspired.
— Gitesh (@giteshbansal) July 5, 2018
3. Plot-twist of the century.
— Lindokuhle Tshabalal (@Lee_shabba) July 5, 2018
4. At least it fooled the cat. Neymar’s fooling no one.
This is Neymar. pic.twitter.com/1FiYBjolIu
— jayski. (@1jayski) July 5, 2018
5. Rolling like that can be injurious to everyone’s health.
— Ray Rod (@rayrod747) June 29, 2018
6. That’s finger-licking funny!
Why make a meal of it for a free kick when you can make a meal of it with a Streetwise 2 for R29.90! pic.twitter.com/irVKjmBsg6
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) June 14, 2018
7. Words of wisdom from the legend himself.
Eric Cantona has some advice for Neymar!pic.twitter.com/aOcVxB8m5C
— BarcaUniversal Comps (@BarcaRaw) July 4, 2018
8. At least that looks cute.
— Gav (@miracleofsound) June 27, 2018
9. Multiply that by 10 and that’s what he does throughout the match
Neymar when he’s in “rolling around in pain” but magically recovers when the referee gives him a free kick… pic.twitter.com/LqiGCu4XFT
— Zlatan Facts (@ZIatanFacts) July 2, 2018
10. That’s totally possible.
If Neymar was a coach. pic.twitter.com/BfeJvJufpq
— Gautam Trivedi (@KaptanHindustan) July 3, 2018
11. Nice to meet you all.
— Paul McClean (@paulmcclean) July 2, 2018
12. All of Bollywood would’ve retired.
If Neymar was an Indian actorpic.twitter.com/e4UBFAcsyx
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 3, 2018
Neymar is an extremely skilled player and has all the potential to be one of the bests. And with just a few more matches left, he can take Brazil to World Cup glory. So, maybe it’s time to keep the tumbling at bay.