On Monday, Neymar contributed a goal and an assist to Brazil's 2-0 win over Mexico, which put his squad into the World Cup quarterfinals. However the 'W' was somewhat overshadowed (at least by Twitter metrics) to Neymar's arguably over the top flop which (once again) made it look like he's never read the ending of The Boy Who Cried Wolf:
Neymar went to church and got some of that holy water. pic.twitter.com/XUNofyLGwI— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) July 2, 2018
For those who didn't see it, due to work or whatever, Mexico’s Miguel Layun stepped on Neymar's right ankle with roughly 20 minutes remaining in the contest. It probably hurt, like enough to scream "Ow!" followed by an obscenity. But it's probably not enough to pretend like you're about to get it amputated. Or, that's what Twitter seems to think.
Fair or foul? 😳 pic.twitter.com/XMJUEzEctz— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2018
In response, social media delivered a good dose of mockery. It won't to anything to deter future theatrics, but some of the memes/insults were pretty good:
If Neymar was a dog... 😅 pic.twitter.com/q23YbrTDyG— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) July 2, 2018
Only way to deal with Neymar— @Georgebakhos1 (@GeorgeBakhos1) July 2, 2018
Mt bom hahahahaha pic.twitter.com/lnXu16IbGJ— Pedro (@peedrohenrique0) June 29, 2018