How netizens interpreted Neymar’s bust up with match referee
The moment that captured a heated confrontation between Brazilian talisman Neymar Jr and Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers in Friday’s World Cup against Costa Rica has become an online sensation.
Netizens have come up with all sorts of interpretations of what transpired between the two in the highly charged encounter that saw Brazil strike twice very late in the match to send the Costa Ricans crashing out of the tournament.
In one particular occasion during the match, Neymar angrily remonstrated with the referee who seemingly responded by telling the Brazilian to stop yapping.
Netizens had a field day with funny memes interpreting what the two were arguing about.
— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 22, 2018
Ref to Neymar: unaongea pararira mob sana! Na nywele yako inakaa kama spaghetti!! Nenda ukanyolewe!!! pic.twitter.com/aWMh33dGad
— Wallace Kantai (@wgkantai) June 22, 2018
— Sonia ♎️?⚡️ (@csoniaofficial) June 22, 2018
Other online users trolled the Brazilian for his emotional reaction at the end of the match.
Brazil Should worry about Neymar’s mental state. He’s 26 and has been playing top flight football since 2013. Crying after beating a vastly inferior team is odd. Playing with your heart on your sleeve is fine but emotional highs/lows rarely serve a player well. Composure please.
— Todd Andrew (@toddio_andrew) June 22, 2018
Neymar is very childish…. He Cry’s over a 2nil?? Over Costa Rica??? In a group stage??? Lol!!!!!
— Chris (@chrisruks) June 22, 2018
well… he would like to play… but for Hollywood instead of Brasil…
— crypto4all (@rob2010svk) June 22, 2018