The Thread: “World’s gone mad” | Football fans clash over Neymar

Since Neymar’s world record deal broke yesterday Wednesday, the football world has been turned on its head.

The Brazilian footballer has been with Barcelona since 2013, but is now leaving to Paris Saint-Germain, on a five year contract. The world record deal is worth nearly £450m (€500m), which includes wages, bonuses and a buyout clause of £198m (€222m). Neymar has been offered a basic salary of £26.8m-a-year (€30m) after tax, around £515,000-a-week.

Now you know why football fans are throwing a pity party on the subject. On one side are Barca fans who are nursing a broken heart- like Khal:

Then there are fans who think it’s a win win for all concerned, like @peekaymila:

Bob, however, is contesting Neymar’s skills in the first place. He says he doesn’t come close to Mark Albrighton, an English player. Of course, Brazilians had to stand up for their country people.

Way to throw a spanner in the works, Bob.


Boys and their balls (if you’ll forgive the pun)


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