Get up, you bloody prick.
The World Cup will be remembered for many things, and the antics of Brazilian superstar Neymar will be right up there.
I already ran through his unbelievable international goalscoring record the last time we took the piss out of him, and he added another last night as Brazil overcame Mexico 2-0 on their way to the quarters.
Cool, well played, but at what point does this guy have to answer for his ridiculous on-field behaviour?
This is from yesterday – yes, he gets stood on, but what follows is shameful play-acting done to try and get the opposing player a red card.
— Ross Tucker (@Scienceofsport) July 2, 2018
That’s just so pathetic, and given that the World Cup is an advert of sorts for the beautiful game, it should be called out.
Just the other day we showed you some of our favourite ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ memes, but I would add this to the mix:
This is a solid tweet:
— Paul McClean (@paulmcclean) July 2, 2018
Before the match, some of the Mexican players and their coach had been quite vocal about Neymar’s antics, so I guess he had the last laugh:
Once the dust had settled on that encounter, Belgium and Japan went toe to toe in what has certainly been the pick of this year’s knockout matches.
Belgium became the first team to come back from 2-0 down to win in a knockout match since West Germany in 1970, Nacer Chadli scoring with the last kick of the match to break Japanese hearts.
First up, the highlights:
That’s why we love the World Cup right there.
Cue the obvious joke:
Also, cue Japanese fans showing what a classy bunch they are:
The Brazil – Belgium quarter is going to be a real gem, right? I’ll be backing Lukaku and the golden generation, thank you very much.
Before you go, I quite enjoyed this:
If golf and soccer switched announcers… pic.twitter.com/W0qr4n3GWx
— John Crist (@johnbcrist) July 2, 2018
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