For all his superb skill and finesse on the pitch, Neymar is, at heart, a soccer player, and as such is prone to the sort of ridiculous flops that run rampant in the sport. This flop that the 21-year-old executed during Brazil’s 2-1 win over Uruguay in the Confederations Cup semis on Wednesday is nothing short of award winning, and I mean that in the most disrespectful way possible.
Chris Wright from the tremendous soccer site Who Ate All the Pies, summed up Neymar’s flopping genius perfectly, saying the phenom was “throwing himself around like a tasered salmon.” If I had a team of Pulitzer Prize winners working on this site for a hundred years we still wouldn’t be able to come up with as apt a description as Chris did right there. Kudos, mate.
And the Internet being what it is, there’s already been a couple of “improvements” to the above Neymar GIF…
I think we’re done here.
[H/T to Who Ate All the Pies]