Neymar Embraces Pitch-Invading Youngster In Wonderful Moment Against Nimes

Neymar gets a lot of flack for his diving antics but he proved what a class act he can be today when a young lad invaded the pitch to greet him.

The youngster, wearing a Kylian Mbappe France shirt, made his way from the stands down to pitchside - which is where the world's most expensive player was.

Neymar could have quite easily just ignored the lad and got the stewards to take him away. But he did the complete opposite, making the kid's dreams come true.

He gave him a great big hug, gave him his shirt from the game and then embraced him again. The lad was overcome with emotion and the whole wonderful exchange was captured on camera. Say what you want about Neymar, but what he did here was different class.

Neymar notched his fourth goal in as many games in the 4-2 win over Nimes and produced a memorable celebration in the first half.

Some Nimes supporters had a banner mocking Neymar's whining and he responded in the best way possible; he did a crying gesture to the Nimes fans and then posed in front of the banner that hung at the front of the stand. Just top-tier trolling from the 26-year old.

A very good day's work for Neymar...

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He loves a Meatball Marinara from Subway on a Friday.

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