It’s going to be interesting to see how ESPN and the Spanish media spin this latest Neymar Jr. interaction with the Paris Saint-Germain supporters. Who are we kidding? They’ll probably ignore it because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
On Saturday, PSG defeated Amiens SC 4-1 at the Parc des Princes and Neymar recorded a goal and an assist to add to his impressive run of goals in four consecutive Ligue 1 matches.
After the goal in the 46th minute, Neymar danced while looking at the crowd instead of doing the “quiet” celebration he had revealed in recent weeks.
That celebration was thought by many in the media to be a sign to the PSG supporters to quiet down and stop booing him. When asked, Neymar said it was about talking less and playing more, but you probably didn’t hear about that from the media unless you’re a regular reader of this site.
I took the celebration as an indication that the Brazilian is enjoying his football and teammates at PSG. It’s a good sign if you’re PSG and you’re hoping to extend his contract along with Kylian Mbappé.
Neymar est malheureux à Paris…
Les barcelonais en pleurs 😂 pic.twitter.com/pT8Caaz4v5
— Jetlu2002 (@jetlu2002isback) December 21, 2019
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) December 21, 2019
Neymar wasn’t done after dancing. Midway through the second half, PSG won a corner kick and as he walked over to take it, Neymar flapped his hands up and down to encourage the crowd to get loud and show their support. When was the last time we’ve seen this from PSG’s number 10?
I’ve already said it’s long past time for those supporters who are jeeing Neymar to stop. We were all upset that he tried to force his way back to FC Barcelona last summer but he has been nothing but professional and he is a big reason why some are starting to predict that PSG could actually win the UEFA Champions League this season.
If Neymar can stay healthy, and with the fans now behind him, this could indeed be a very special season in the French capital.
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