Neymar’s father has slammed opponents of his son and has hit out at the rough treatment he has received during games. The Brazilian super star was forced off the pitch during Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last week, suffering a foot injury that could keep him out for weeks or even the rest of the season.
After the game PSG announced that Neymar suffered a ‘painful recurrence’ of the foot issue that sidelined him for almost three months last year. On Instagram, Neymar senior hit out at those who are suggesting that his son is a ‘diver’ and was guilty of inciting players to injure him.
Neymar sr. referred back to the 2018 World Cup: “A stomp on his ankle [from Mexico’s Miguel Layun] when he was out of the game. It was said that there was nothing and that, on the contrary, he simulated. He had VAR, he had the whole world watching, but anyway, he was considered ‘guilty’.”
He also referred to the Strasbourg incident: “Can we not dribble? We do not have the right to have talent? He gets carried away! He believes that some in the press purposely insist on these facts to sell issues. As always, life goes on, football too, and service geeks, who call themselves football experts, will continue to hold polls asking if ‘Neymar deserves to be sanctioned’.”