Neymar Interrupted…#BRAvsCOL, #World Cup 2014

What a day! Feeling it for Brazil’s Neymar whose vertebra was fractured in a rough and dirty tackle by one of his opponents. What’s interesting in the following selection of tweets is how skeptical people were initially of Neymar and what was perceived as his calculated antics–all the sympathy resting with Colombia’s James Rodriguez, one of the top scorers and stars in this tournament–until–it was known that Neymar wasn’t doing the usual fake dive and award-winning performance some players are known so well for. His vertebra was actually fractured in the unnecessarily rough tackle that took him down and he is out of the rest of the tournament. Here’s hoping that Neymar’s injuries aren’t permanently disabling and that he will soon return to football. In retrospect the amount of snark unleashed at Neymar seems shameworthy. Judge for yourselves…oh plus there’s plenty on James, rapidly becoming the most beloved player of this World Cup, his distress at Colombia’s failure to advance (with the famous last words “Men cry too.”)…and last but not least the ‘giant grasshopper’ that landed on his arm just as he struck his goal.

My father always said ‘Always bet on the person you want to lose. That way you end up either happy or richer.’
Foul. Foul. Foul. Then foul. Foul. Then dive. Then foul some more. Fake injury. Jogo bonito my foot. Vamos Colombia,
How cute is this!! RT @Footballltrolls: Childhood Friends Scored Today ! http://t.co/jfQ9dviZKX
How cute is this!! RT @Footballltrolls: Childhood Friends Scored Today ! pic.twitter.com/jfQ9dviZKX
Jogo dramaaaaaaaático, the Brazilian announcer says. Indeed
Holy hell! #neymar people are sobbing his name here #BRACOL
That thing about crying wolf?
At the end of the game Neymar gets to take Oscar home to keep him in his trophy cabinet #AwardWinningActingSkills
#WorldCup2014 #BRA #COL Ah now the other Brazilians – Luiz excepted of course — will actually have to play as poor Neymar has gone off
It’s jogo bonito one minute, jogo feo the next.
Brazil marching towards the title with the confidence of a litigant who’s bribed every judge all the way up to the Supreme Court. #BRAvsCOL
Nobody can stop Rodriguez from scoring, not even giant Brazilian insects. http://t.co/xk1opP9DO8
Nobody can stop Rodriguez from scoring, not even giant Brazilian insects. pic.twitter.com/xk1opP9DO8
Brazil playing like minnows. The uninitiated can be excused for thinking they’re plucky underdogs.
Brazil panicking because referee contract only extends to regulation time.
GERMANY VS BRAZIL WILL BE MY VENGEANCE!! #GER http://t.co/5viCF17Ime
GERMANY VS BRAZIL WILL BE MY VENGEANCE!! #GER pic.twitter.com/5viCF17Ime
FULL TIME: #COL crowned unofficial World Champions by the people of the world. #BRA to play #GER in so-called “semi-final”.
Don’t think I’ve ever disliked a Brazilian team more…
#BRA ain’t here to make friends. On to the final four. GOLAÇO by Luiz. Thank you Colombia, you were wonderful. #thefootball
Neymar leaves the pitch in tears after he gets a knee in the back. #BRA 2-1 #COL #WorldCup2014 http://t.co/OQEaJctSfn
Neymar leaves the pitch in tears after he gets a knee in the back. #BRA 2-1 #COL #WorldCup2014 pic.twitter.com/OQEaJctSfn
Nice that the WC now has a clear-cut villain for the uninvolved to root against.
HUGE RESPECT goes to Colombia, one of the best teams in the 2014 World Cup, very unlucky to be knocked out. #COL http://t.co/BxBYumyfo7
HUGE RESPECT goes to Colombia, one of the best teams in the 2014 World Cup, very unlucky to be knocked out. #COL pic.twitter.com/BxBYumyfo7
Brazil lives to fight another day
Well, Germany better brush up on their faking-an-injury skills.
James weeping in David Luiz’s arms is killing me. And again: I don’t care about football
Unbelievable that #FIFA managed to first turn so many Brazilians against football, and now turning so many against #BRA team. #fuckFIFA
Well done Brazil, but if they win it on this form World Cup has gone from hero to zero. Tough luck on Colombia, the best. #VamosColombia
And top scorer for now. RT @KEmpress22: Look at the Brazillian players consoling Rodriguez. He deserves it all. Great player. So young.
cried my first tears of this tournament watching james cry. damn.
James Rodriguez is so good nobody is talking about Neymar, who probably died.
David Luiz consuela a James http://vine.co/v/MUjJOOEtgr2 
Full time. #BRA beat #COL 2-1 and so will play #GER in the semi-finals on Tuesday! #BRAGER http://t.co/Pt5D3hdxf1
Full time. #BRA beat #COL 2-1 and so will play #GER in the semi-finals on Tuesday! #BRAGER pic.twitter.com/Pt5D3hdxf1
The entire internet would also like to give James Rodriguez a hug.
the only team that hasn’t looked trash is now out of the comp… classic.
Anyone not supporting Germany next week is a travesty of a human being. And probably getting a call from FIFA, asking him to be referee.
Ok James Rodriguez. Enough now. We want our wives’ and girlfriends’ attention back.
#COL James celebrates scoring his side's only goal in the #BRA matchup & his 6TH World Cup 2014 goal. #glnrWorldCup http://t.co/jfMDpEv2il
#COL James celebrates scoring his side’s only goal in the #BRA matchup & his 6TH World Cup 2014 goal. #glnrWorldCup pic.twitter.com/jfMDpEv2il
Huge line outside the stadium and on twitter to comfort James Rodriguez.
@Fernando_Duarte No reason to be quiet, Fernando. This was a pathetic display from Brazil. Godawful, cynical, and cowardly.
Dani Alves and David Luiz console a teary-eyed James Rodriguez after the match. #Respect http://t.co/NCVdBG6nhC
Dani Alves and David Luiz console a teary-eyed James Rodriguez after the match. #Respect pic.twitter.com/NCVdBG6nhC
“U can DO this!” Whispered Andres Escobar, reincarnated as a locust, on the anniversary of his death, into the ear of Jamés. “Believe…”
Germany hosts the World Cup, make the world love its football. Brazil hosts the World Cup, make the world hate its football.
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, giant green bug was to remember that distant afternoon when he went to meet James Rodriguez.
James Rodriguez: “I’m crying because we gave everything we had inside of us. The referee didn’t help us. Men cry too.”
Fucking hell, that picture of a bug on James Rodríguez was real?!! </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>That is honestly terrifying. http://t.co/gybzdfcwum
Fucking hell, that picture of a bug on James Rodríguez was real?!! That is honestly terrifying. pic.twitter.com/gybzdfcwum
Neymar has been taken to hospital with his back injury. Very much hope it’s nothing serious.
A large grasshopper "attacked" James #Rodriguez after scoring penalty during #BrazilvsColombia quarter-final match http://t.co/6L12QirTec
A large grasshopper “attacked” James #Rodriguez after scoring penalty during #BrazilvsColombia quarter-final match pic.twitter.com/6L12QirTec
Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game  http://thebea.st/1saYvfa  via @tunkuv [My take on the quarterfinals today for @thedailybeast]
how come nobody was up in arms when ogenyi onazi was hacked down by the french player and left with a broken leg?
Neymar is out of the World Cup with a broken vertebrae. What an absolute bummer!
@NPRrussell: Brazilian superstar Neymar out of World Cup after fracturing a vertebrae. Referee did not whistle a foul on the hit.” @damani
Sad day for the World Cup as it loses two of its brightest young stars  - one to defeat, one to injury. http://t.co/0PWnWVKsSZ
Sad day for the World Cup as it loses two of its brightest young stars – one to defeat, one to injury. pic.twitter.com/0PWnWVKsSZ
Excellent question “@simoncrosskill: Hey FIFA isnt a deliberate knee in the back worse that a bite on the shoulder.”
Sad hearing the news @neymarjr ..Have a speedy recovery
News of Neymar’s broken vertebrae has just hit the party I am at and it has ground to a stony-faced halt #worldcup14
Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game  http://thebea.st/1saYvfa  My piece for @thedailybeast (with an added Neymar post script)

Author: Annie Paul

writer, editor and avid tweeter anniepaulose@gmail.com

1 thought on “Neymar Interrupted…#BRAvsCOL, #World Cup 2014”

  1. Hate Brazil…..love James….It was a bully game by Brazil…..hero to zero ! Paid heavy prize ! Star James Rodriguez & his team

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