Why do Britain and America despise Neymar?

Brazilian start Neymar inspires both adoration and hatred
Brazilian star Neymar inspires both adoration and hatred. Photo: CBF

Much of the fun of the World Cup is in its narrative. The redemption stories, the against-all-odds comebacks, the clashes between good and evil. Football can become a bit perfunctory when you don’t have anyone to cheer for, or, for that matter, anyone to cheer against. In that vein, the British and North...

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