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Neymar Is Now Getting In On 'The Neymar Challenge' Joke

Neymar Is Now Getting In On 'The Neymar Challenge' Joke

Neymar spent an overall period of 14 minutes on the floor at the World Cup this summer and in return, his diving antics became an official challenge.

'The Neymar Challenge' became a global phenomenon. The aim? To roll around on the floor like the man himself.

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Just a week into the antics, a primary school headteacher took it upon himself to ban football in the playground after children kept on copying the antics of some players, it was that bad.

Mexican side Club Tijuana even introduced the challenge at half time as fans race from the half way line to the end of the pitch by rolling around.

The World Cup may be over for another four years but the Neymar Challenge is still a thing - even the world's most expensive player is getting involved in the joke.

Neymar posted the following clip to his official Instagram story earlier, as footage shows him commanding the kids around him to fall to the ground, saying "it is lack, is lack".

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He also included the hashtag "#challengedafalta" with a bunch of crying face emoji's. Fair play for getting in on the joke.

Just days after Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium, tennis player Jonas Bjorkman copied Neymar's incessant rolling around during a third-round of senior doubles match between Mansour Bahrami, Goran Ivanisevic and Todd Woodbridge at Wimbledon.

Bjorkman was hit in his back by doubles partner Woodbridge and in a moment that has since gone viral, the 46-year-old performed the Neymar diving challenge that has captured the imagination of fans around the world.

Check this out. Priceless.

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Topics: Football News, Football, PSG, Neymar, World Cup, Brazil

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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