Raphinha has slammed Brazilian fans after Neymar was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup group stages through injury.
Neymar picked up an ankle injury during Selecao’s 2-0 victory over Serbia on Thursday.
The Paris Saint-Germain was targeted throughout the match before eventually limping off in the 80th minute.
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After the game, images of his swollen ankle were shared and scan results showed ligament damage.
“The scans showed a lateral ligament injury to Neymar’s right ankle along with a small bone swelling,” said Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.
It’s now reported he will miss matches against Switzerland and Cameroon.
After the news, Neymar posted on Instagram writing: “The pride and love I feel for wearing the shirt has no explanation. If God gave me the opportunity to choose a country to be born, it would be BRAZIL. Nothing in my life was given or easy I always had to chase my dreams and my goals. Never wishing evil on anyone, but helping those in need. Today has become one of the hardest moments in my career… and again in a world cup. I have an injury yes, it’s boring, it’s going to hurt but I’m sure I’ll have the chance to come back because I will do my best to help my country, my teammates and myself. Long time to wait for the enemy to knock me down like this? N E V E R ! I am a CHILD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE GOD and my FAITH is endless.”
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Raphinha slams Brazil fans
While Neymar suggests claims that, “If God gave me the opportunity to choose a country to be born, it would be BRAZIL” his teammate believes the biggest mistake in his career was being born in the country.
In a remarkable Instagram post, Raphinha has taken aim at Brazilians for wanting Neymar to break his leg.
On Instagram, he wrote: “The Argentina fans treat Messi like a god. The Portugal fans treat CR7 like a king. Brazil Fans encourage Ney to break his leg. The biggest mistake in Ney’s career is being born in Brazil, this country does not deserve his talent.”
Raphinha’s Instagram post on Neymar
Quite why Raphinha believes Brazil fans want Neymar to have his leg broken is unknown but it’s clear that he feels the superstar isn’t worshipped in his country as he should be.
We’re sure the attitude towards him will change if he can get himself back to fitness and lead Brazil to World Cup glory in Qatar.
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