View Full Version : Ronaldo Criticises Neymar: He's Going Through A Tough Time

19th June 2015, 07:09 PM
The Brazil icon was not impressed with the 23-year-old's conduct after the 1-0 defeat to Colombia, after which he was sent off.

Brazil legend Ronaldo has criticised Neymar after he received a red card following his side's defeat to Colombia in the Copa America.

Neymar will miss his side's final group game against Venezuela and has been given a provisional suspension on top of that for a red card he received after the final whistle of the 1-0 loss.


The 23-year-old appeared to kick the ball at Colombia's Pablo Armero and then seemingly attempted to headbutt Jeison Murillo, which prompted a scuffle on the field.

Neymar defended his conduct by saying that referees wind him up, but he got no sympathy from Ronaldo, who was not impressed by the Selecao captain's conduct.

"It's not justified, what he has said and done," he said on Globo. "Currently he is going through a tough time.

"He is acting very aggressively and he is not accepting anything that happens.

"In the Brazil jersey, you cannot do that."

Source: Goal