Brazil took a flaccid 1-0 result in a friendly against South Africa. Fans did not quite appreciate the effort of Neymar, who had a subpar performance, and booed him off the pitch as he was substituted. Dani Alves was not impressed.
Playing in Sao Paolo, where his club is currently struggling in the Campeonato Brasileiro, did not help Neymar’s cause. Neither did losing the Olympic gold medal match to Mexico. Even Neymar’s hair looks worn down, and sad. We’ll go ahead and predict he celebrates his 21st birthday, Feb. 5, in Barcelona.
For a contrast in fickleness, Brazil fans turned on Neymar. The USMNT still has fans holding a candle for Freddy Adu, despite eight failed club stints in nine years and losing his starting place in MLS.
Previously: Neymar Had the Worst Dive of 2012 Against Gremio
Previously: Here’s Neymar Dribbling Through Five Defenders and Not Losing the Ball
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