You’ve simply got to feel for Neymar whenever you watch him play football – a beautiful tropical fish merely trying to survive amid an ocean of ravenous predators.
To be born positively dripping in technique and talent, but also saddled with one of the most delicate pain thresholds known to mankind is a cruel and ironic twist of fate.
Case in point being his performance against Switzerland last night. The poor lamb was sent out to the slaughter, kicked from pillar to post by beastly Swiss thugs while the so-called referees once again proved too cowardly to put an end to the clear and obvious abuse.
Pies don’t have the precise stats to hand, but we’d estimate that Neymar spent somewhere approaching 75% of the Switzerland game screaming, contorting and squirming on the ground in sheer agony.
It would seem that never a match goes by where he isn’t subjected to these brutal and targeted beatings. How he manages to pick himself up and mentally steel himself to go again is nothing short of wondrous.
That’s the price of being so celestially gifted, we suppose.