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'Do a Neymar!' - Dublin firemen recommend hitting the deck in order to avoid Halloween mishaps

23:44 GMT 31/10/2018
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Afraid of catching ablaze during October 31's celebrations? You could do worse than to emulate Brazil's star and hit the floor immediately

Dublin Fire Brigade has issued an unusual piece of advice to Halloween revellers - hit the ground like Neymar if celebrations get out of hand! 

October 31 is a popular night for hitting the town in costume, with partygoers looking to outdo themselves with all sorts of outlandish get-ups. 

That, not to mention copious amounts of alcohol and liberal use of jack-o'-lanterns, could prove a recipe for disaster for the unwary. 

Fortunately firemen in the capital of the Republic of Ireland were on hand to offer some timely, if rather cheeky, recommendations. 

“STOP, DROP & ROLL. If you find yourself in a position where your costume, or clothes, catch fire do the #Neymar," the brigade's Twitter account advised, accompanied with a video of the Paris Saint-Germain star taking a rather theatrical tumble whilst on international duty with Brazil

“Running will only fan the flames and help the fire spread. STOPPING, DROPPING & ROLLING will smother the flames.”

Neymar's tendency to go down easily made him a figure of fun at the 2018 World Cup, overshadowing a solid return to form following his extended injury lay-off caused by a broken metatarsal bone in February. 

In Russia the forward scored on two occasions as Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals unbeaten, only to see their campaign end there as they were downed 2-1 by Belgium - Neymar left in anguish as a late chance to level was turned away by Thibaut Courtois.