This world cup has seen its fair share of drama. But all that pales in comparison when Neymar Jr. hits the pitch. Check out the epic trend the Brazillian footballer has started.
The FIFA world cup has had its fair share of drama. But the best part of it was watching Neymar Jr. rolling on the pitch for a total of 14 minutes in Brazil's stint at the World Cup. Let's take a minute to let that sink in!
The Brazillian forward is known for his antics on the pitch, so when he started faking his way through the world cup, people soon caught on to the act.
WEEK 1 DAY 5 | We’ve had a fabulous week to kick off our Summer Camp. We decided to end it with the #NeymarChallenge. I think some of the children are definitely going to the World Cup with their impressions! 🔵⚪️⚽️ #WeAreKillie pic.twitter.com/wP2h9i6LXj— Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust (@KillieCommunity) July 6, 2018
The Brazillian footballer's injury acting on the pitch launched the #NeymarChallenge. Basically, when someone yells 'Neymar!' or 'Neymar challenge!', you have to stop, drop and throw a fake injury tantrum. It's a pretty fun challenge because it shows exactly how sill his antics are.
Some fans have also edited the pro injury diver into some hilarious memes as well. You have to admit: the internet gets insanely creative with all the right viral moments.
Neymar's faking even got animals participating in the Neymar challenge. They look like pros at faking an injury. All you have to do is say 'Neymar!' and these furbabies will hit the floor and start rolling.
The challenge is so viral that people across all age groups are taking part in it.
Neymar's antics finally hit trending speed, which has a lot of football fans breathing a sigh of relief. People are wondering if the footballer will now realize how silly his antics look.
Is there any chance, any Chance at all that this #NeymarChallenge going viral will shame him into changing his ways?— Lee (@pommylee) July 11, 2018
If not on his own initiative any chance Nike step in and tell him to change?
neymar is a joke how do people not already know when hes pulling a stunt#NeymarChallenge— the android sent by cyberlife (@franceskikayy) July 11, 2018
He's even managed to become a font:
But the fact is this: if you watch the matches close enough, you'll realize that it's a strategy, albeit a very terrible one. Faking an injury stops the flow of the match, and can rattle the other team's confidence on the pitch.
Whatever it is, Neymar Jr.'s tactics on the pitch have resulted in some hilarious videos. You can even buy little figurines of the forward's amazing injury faking.
Mini craque Neymar#WorldCup2018 #MasterChefBR #PubliPost #TheNoite #Neymar #Brazil #DiguinhoCoruja #TheNoite #BandCoruja #BoaNoite #CopaDoMundo #Copa2018 #Humor #Rir #Final #Russia #WorldCup #NeymarChallenge #Risada #Engraçado #ZuandoNeymar #QuintaDetremuraSDV #GazetaFM pic.twitter.com/uPZWXxMTt1— VideosDoWhatsApp2017 (@DoApp2017) July 11, 2018
Here's a hilarious clip of all his amazing dives: