‘People Wonder Why Neymar Dives…’ – Twitter Reacts to Neymar Red Card Against Bordeaux

It’s not often Neymar Jr. receives a red card and gets thrown out of a match, but that is exactly what happened during Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-3 win over Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday night.

Toward the end of the match, Neymar was tossed to the ground by Bordeaux’s Youssouf Sabaly in a move that should have warranted a yellow card for the defender but none was given.

Fed up with the aggressive play from Bordeaux players with no protection from the referee, Neymar lashed out shortly after the Sabaly challenge and took out Yacine Adli from behind with a rash tackle.

Neymar, who was already on a yellow from the first half after complaining to the official, receive a second yellow and was sent off.

If French officials are unable to do their job, then there is a very real possibility that Neymar could be injured before the second leg of PSG’s tie against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on March 11.

Anything Neymar does typically trends on Twitter and the red card was no different. Before he even ripped off his jersey in the tunnel and went back to the locker room, people were already coming up with conspiracy theories about how he planned to get sent off and suspended so that he could attend Carnival and his sister’s birthday.

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