By Chris Wright
Things got a tad ugly at the tail end of last night’s Copa America group tie between Brazil and Colombia, with Neymar and Carlos Bacca both being administered with post-match red cards after an entirely silly mini-skirmish broke out after the final whistle.
Colombia managed to win the scrappy game 1-0; the first time they’ve beaten Brazil since 1991.
Anyway, all the real action took place afterwards as Neymar was shown his red first for petulantly hoofing a ball at his old nemesis Pablo Armero in frustration, a shot to the back that the Colombian defender took with both grace and dignity.
The obligatory ‘hardman’ nuzzle-fest then broke out, with Bacca charging in and shoving Neymar into the middle of next week and thus pick up a red card of his very own…
Like bloody children, the lot of ’em.
That Armero dive again, for posterity’s sake…