Tennis Player Rolls Around Like Neymar After Being Hit By Ball During Match
Neymar was fouled 10 times in Brazil's opening match against Switzerland, the most for any player in a World Cup game since England striker Alan Shearer was fouled 11 times against Tunisia on June 15, 1998.
In fact, a report by RTS suggests that, while play has ensued with Brazil at the World Cup, Neymar has spent an overall period of 14 minutes on the floor.
Basically the Brazilian spent the majority of his time rolling on the floor and people fumed over his diving antics.
Now just days after Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium, tennis player Jonas Bjorkman has copied Neymar's incessant rolling around during a third-round of senior doubles match between Mansour Bahrami, Goran Ivanisevic and Todd Woodbridge at Wimbledon.
Bjorkman was hit in his back by doubles partner Woodbridge and in a moment that has since gone viral, the 46-year-old performed the Neymar diving challenge that has captured the imagination of fans around the world.
Check this out. Priceless!
On the subject of Neymar and his diving antics, to the anger of parents, a primary school headteacher has decided to ban football in the playground after children have been copying the antics of some players at this summer's World Cup.
Richard Potter, who is the headteacher at Home Farm School in Colchester, wants to encourage students to play with morals so he has therefore taken drastic action.
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Students will write new rules during the ban after the children began 'diving, arguing with each other and taking the game too seriously', according to The Mirror.
The article also states that the kids were copying the antics of Neymar, who has caused controversy in recent days because of his overdramatic diving against Mexico, in particular.
Potter said: "These are four to 11-year-olds who are trying to emulate the older players - this was causing a lot of arguments.
"I am not anti-football at all. This is a learning opportunity to build on their sportsmanship."
Blimey, taking football away from little kids is worse than stealing candy from a baby, surely? Let's hope the ban is as short-lived as headteacher Potter promises, eh?
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