Neymar furiously hits out at Brazilian fans switching their allegiance for Copa America final to support Lionel Messi’s Argentina… as he tells disloyal supporters to ‘go f*** yourselves’
- Neymar has slammed any Brazilian fans who are switching their allegiance
- Brazil face Argentina in the Copa America final on Saturday at the Maracana
- Some home supporters have decided they want to see Lionel Messi win
- Neymar took to Instagram to hit out at any Brazilians turning against the team
Ahead of his country’s clash with Argentina in the Copa America final on Saturday night, Neymar has called out any Brazilian supporters who may be tempted to root against their own country.
It will be the first time the big rivals have met in the final of the competition since 2007, and while Brazil have hosted the tournament, some home fans are keen to see Lionel Messi win his first major international trophy.
But Neymar has little time for those Brazilians who are switching their allegiance ahead of this weekend’s match at the Maracana.
Neymar has slammed Brazilian supporters considering supporting Argentina this weekend
He took to Instagram to question why anyone would turn their back on the Brazilian team
‘I am Brazilian with a lot of pride and love,’ Neymar wrote on Instagram.
‘My dream was always to be in the Brazil national team and hear the fans singing.
‘I never attacked, nor will attack [Brazil] if they are competing for something, whether that is in sport, a modelling competition, the Oscars.
‘If it’s Brazil I am Brazil, and who is Brazilian and does it differently? It’s fine, I will respect it, but go f*** yourselves.’
Many are keen to see Lionel Messi win his first major international trophy in the final
Neymar has scored twice in Brazil’s run to the final, in his country’s opening two group matches against Venezuela and Peru.
While he has not scored since, Brazil have still managed to edge past Chile and then Peru in the knockout stages to make it to within a match of defending their title.
His former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has three Copa America goals to his name this tournament, with a brace against Bolivia followed by another goal against Ecuador in the quarter-final.
The Argentine icon also scored in the penalty shootout in his side’s semi-final win over Colombia, with Emi Martinez the hero as he let just two of the five spot kicks past him.
Argentina made it through to the final after Emi Martinez’s heroics in the penalty shootout
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