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Neymar Explains Controversial Handshake Snub

Neymar Explains Controversial Handshake Snub

By David Kappel - Jan 31, 2018 08:03 PM @kappilinho

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was caught in controversy on Tuesday night after riling up opposition players with a handshake snub, and the Brazilian now commented on the controversial incident.

Click through the gallery to see images of Neymar’s cheeky performance.

The Ligue 1 leaders beat Stade Rennes 3-2 in a heated Coupe de la Ligue semi-final. Both sides had a goal ruled out via the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), while Kylian Mbappe received the first red card of his career after VAR review.

However, it was once again Neymar, who stole all the headlines for riling up the Rennes players on two occasions, as reported by ESPN.

First, he controlled a high ball superbly with his back in best Ronaldinho manner before flicking it over an opposition player, who angrily tried to grab Neymar in frustration.

Then, Neymar appeared to be keen to help Rennes' Hamari Traore, who was sitting on the floor, up but when the defender reached out for his hand, the Brazilian withdrew it quickly before jogging away with a smile.

The incident caused a clash of heads between several players of both sides in the fourth minute of injury time, but Neymar tried defend his “joke” after the game.

“I made a joke by giving my hand to my opponent and then pulling it away,” he told Brazil outfit Esporte Interativo.

“Everyone will make a scene, say nonsense.

“If I do this with my colleagues, friends, why can’t I do it with my opponents?

“That’s why sometimes I say football is boring sometimes.”

Read: Neymar: Why I Respect Ronaldo

Neymar, who wasn’t directly involved in any of PSG’s goals this time around, has already scored 26 times and assisted another 16 strikes for his teammates in just 25 appearances for the French giants.

What do you make of Neymar’s antics? Have your say in the comments section below.


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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 02, 2018 03:02 PM
@Matome_Kay am not glad bcos u talk abt it,simple means u've it
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 02, 2018 02:59 PM
neymar tryd to be edward motale but he wont
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Sir A one Feb 02, 2018 07:05 AM
Twas simply a joke I saw it .... Nothing to report about ......
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MR E Feb 01, 2018 06:03 PM
Neymar is just childish
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Tsikinosky Feb 01, 2018 03:23 PM
A simply handshake snubbing makes the headlines. Football politic is really boring indeed.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 01, 2018 02:14 PM
Why u refuse to get him up?
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BALTON TITUS Feb 01, 2018 11:55 AM
lol neymar myb he was fouling him non stop
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BALTON TITUS Feb 01, 2018 11:53 AM
lol this boy his funny
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 01, 2018 11:40 AM
"Perfect playground trick" my foot. The correct word is SHOWBOATING!
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amdunyelwa718 Feb 01, 2018 11:08 AM
Eish I hate his attitude but he is good
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Feb 01, 2018 10:12 AM
Neymarrrrrr
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Ant_55 Feb 01, 2018 09:36 AM
Jersey Number 10 Ayeye!!! Uzonya mawunganancgondo....!
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StevovoEskalen Feb 01, 2018 09:09 AM
and the second comment went missing what's going my big bull Cowditor, are you against my comments?
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StevovoEskalen Feb 01, 2018 09:01 AM
where is my comment Cowditor maan nxxxa
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SolmanR Feb 01, 2018 04:53 AM
Ah Boring
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briii Jan 31, 2018 11:59 PM
Adding little drama to the game, not bad sonny
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Special*00 Jan 31, 2018 11:03 PM
Dis boy is skillfull...we should jst appreciate him
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Nelson <barça+kby> Jan 31, 2018 09:35 PM
No news here
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No news.
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Matome_Kay Jan 31, 2018 08:51 PM
I'm just glad no one is crying racism over this incident.

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