Watch: Brazil superstar Neymar mocks himself, teaches kids how to fall

first_imgDuring the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Neymar was more in news for his theatrics than his goals. Neymar was severely criticised on social media for going to ground easily.Neymar’s obsession with fame has brought him both cheers and jeers in equal measure.The Brazilian first came under fire for his antics against Costa Rica during the World Cup and was slammed on Twitter for overreacting to a foul in the match against Serbia.Neymar posted a video on Instagram like many others poking fun at his exaggerated reactions after being fouled during the World Cup. In the video he can be seen teaching kids how to fall.In the video which was shot in a parking lot, Neymar can be seen laughing and as he says “One, two, three, go” the kids fall to the ground.He then says, “it’s a freekick” before bursting into laughter.#ChallengeDafalta14 #2018| (@BEUOT_2O18_A) July 20, 2018″NOT UPSET”Neymar said he isn’t upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia.At an auction Thursday organized by Neymar Jr. institute, the striker appeared in public for the first time since Brazil were eliminated by Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals.”I was joking (in the social media video). Since everybody is hoping on the bandwagon, I take it as a joke. I am not upset,” the Paris Saint-Germain striker told Fox Sports before the auction.”It was just a moment I was with the kids and I decided to do it,” the striker said.advertisementNeymar spent an astonishing 14 minutes on the ground during World CupFans, players and former soccer stars criticized the Brazilian for his overacting on the pitch in Russia, including a tearful moment at the end of the 2-0 win against Costa Rica and a lot of rolling after being fouled by adversaries.His advocates, however, say the 26-year-old needs to be more protected by referees against constant and aggressive fouling from adversaries, and that his reactions are not as important.”GRIEF OVER”Neymar also said “the grief is over” after Brazil’s World Cup elimination.”We have to choose to be happy. We have reasons to be sad, but I choose to be happy,” he said.Neymar scored two goals in five matches and provided one assist during Brazil’s campaign at the World Cup.Neymar will next be seen into action when he takes the field for Paris Saint Germain in the upcoming season. PSG start their 2018-19 campaign against Caen on August 13.The star striker has also denied rumours of him leaving the club.”I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar said at an event in Sao Paulo.Neymar was heavily linked with a move to join Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo left Santiago Bernabeu to join Juventus.However, last week Real Madrid denied making any offer to bring Neymar to the club.”In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player,” a Real Madrid stated.”The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.”(With inputs from AP)last_img

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