Neymar Turns off Brazil Match, Plays Poker Instead

Neymar Turns off Brazil Match, Plays Poker Instead

Friday, 11 July 2014

We can only imagine what was going through Neymar's mind when his Brazilian colleagues were putting on their World Cup semi-final horror show against Germany.

The thrashing became all too much for the injured superstar who gave up on the game to … play some poker.

The 22-year-old, who was injured during the home side's quarter final match against Colombia, was reportedly watching the match at home with relatives but reached for the off switch when the seventh German goal went in.

Spanish newspaper Marca quoted the Barcelona striker as saying 'Ya no quiero ver esta mierda! Vamos a jugar poker' which translates into English as 'I don't want to see this shit! Let's play poker'.

We can't blame him. Maybe a Ronaldo style poker ambassadorial role will be in the offing?

Tags: Neymar, football, World Cup