Football fans ridicule Brazil star as 'Neymar Challenge' goes viral online

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

Neymar experienced several low moments at this summer's World Cup.

Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. has drawn attention for more than his goal-scoring skills this World Cup and has quickly become the punchline to a new "challenge" sweeping the internet.

Of course history didn't exactly play out like that with the former Santos player injured in the team's quarter final win over Colombia, as their fellow South Americans went into full shithouse mode.

Imagine everyone's surprise at Neymar being on the floor.

The opportunity created by Argentina and Portugal's last-16 exits was not grasped by Neymar as he turned in a frustrating display in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium.

A video has emerged on Social media which seems to show Brazilian fans throwing stones in disgust at the bus that carried their national team after the team returned from the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Throughout Brazil's involvement at Russian Federation 2018 this summer, which was brought to an abrupt halt by a thrilling 2-1 quarter-final defeat at the hands of Roberto Martinez's Belgium on Friday evening, PSG star Neymar's image has nosedived worldwide due to a willingness to throw himself to the ground, where he spent 14 minutes in total over three group games and a 2-0 last 16 victory over Mexico, and exaggerate the manhandling he received from the opposition.

We look forward to the Neymar challenge being the next big thing on social media.

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling.

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