It would seem Neymar’s theatrics are not just for football players any more!
The Brazil star’s rather dramatic reaction to a Miguel Layun tap on the leg in the Selecao’s 2-0 round-of-16 win over Mexico has drawn plenty of attention.
Since that moment, Neymar has seen his nation eliminated from the World Cup in the quarter-finals, but his infamous theatrics have been recreated, with the #NeymarChallenge doing the rounds on social media.
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The challenge has seen people either imitate Neymar’s reaction after the incident, or add the clip of him rolling to various situations for comedic effect.
And the former appeared to be on display at Wimbledon, the third of the annual Grand Slam events in tennis.
In a third-round senior doubles match on Thursday, Jonas Bjorkman was struck on the back by a ball hit by doubles partner Todd Woodbridge.
Bjorkman was fine, and laughed about the incident, along with his playing partner and the crowd.
However, after a few moments, the Swede decided he wanted to have some more fun, and seemingly at the expense of Neymar, as he grabbed his stomach and then rolled around on the court.
One of Bjorkman’s opponents, Mansour Bahrami, then decided to get in on the act, as he climbed over the net and waved for help.
Bahrami then proceeded to do mock CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, just to be on the safe side.
Bjorkman probably won’t be winning any Oscars for his acting ability, but at least he may have earned himself some new fans.
Meanwhile, theatrics aside, Neymar himself remains subject to much speculation about his club future.
He continues to be linked as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, following the latter’s departure to Juventus.