Neymar Santos Snr has hit out at the harsh treatment Neymar has received on and off the pitch after the Paris Saint-Germain star’s latest injury against Strasbourg on Wednesday night..
The Brazilian forward limped out of PSG‘s Coupe de France win over the Le Racing after three solid tackles from Moataz Zemzemi.
It was later confirmed the PSG forward, who seemed furious as he left the pitch, had suffered an “agonizing repeat” of the foot issue that sidelined him for nearly three months a year ago.
Furthermore, in an Instagram post, Neymar Santos Sr hit out at those who recommended his child was blameworthy of inducing players to harm him.
Recounting on Colombia defender Juan Zuniga‘s tackle that left Neymar with a fractured bone in his back, ruling the Brazilian NO.10 out of the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, and added of the most recent global showpiece in Russia: “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’.”
Neymar Santos Sr also cited the Strasbourg incident to strengthen his case and said whenever his son falls, he is considered a diver and met with harsh treatment.
“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’.”
“Be ready because, as always, he will come back stronger!”