Brazil fans love Neymar. How could they not? In 2016 alone, he guided the nation to gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and on Thursday he scored as his nation got its World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a convincing 3-0 win at Ecuador.
Excited as can be, some fans decided to invade the field during an open practice on Sunday and hug Neymar to the point where he was tackled to the ground. No joke. Check out the video below, and keep an eye towards the upper-let corner. You will see Neymar and his blond hair getting mobbed by fans.
Something similar happened to his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi just the other day.
I totally get the excitement of wanting to meet the player, but if you get a good and well-deserved knock from security, don’t be crying. Safety first, and incidents like this raise concerns about just how easy it is for fans to enter the field.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Fans storm field and tackle Brazil, Barcelona star Neymar to the ground