And we’ve got another entry into the unofficial Stupidest Footballer of the Week competition. Wayne Rooney set a blistering pace with his pointless rant on Saturday, Peter Crouch got into contention with his quick-fire bad tackling on Tuesday and now Chelsea target, Neymar has got in on the act.
He scored an excellent goal to put Santos 3-0 up in their Copa Libertadores group game with Colo Colo of Chile, celebrated by wearing a mask of himself, promptly got his second yellow card (for being excessively post-modern I assume) and got sent off. Colo Colo then scored two late goals to make his celebration look especially foolish, but it wasn’t enough to snatch a point in a crazy game that saw 5 red cards.
Superb talent, but a bit thick – it feels like we’ve been saying that rather a lot in the last few days. From @SnapKakaPop