Brazil Football Confederation officials were furious with Brazil star Neymar as he refused to meet with fans when they landed back after World Cup exit. Brazil lost their World Cup dream in a memorable quarter-final tie on Friday.
When the squad landed back in Rio de Janeiro's international airport on Sunday there was still a crowd of hundreds there to greet their heroes. According to Spanish sports daily AS, Neymar opted to leave Tom Jobin Airport via the backdoor to avoid meeting supporters.
This incident caused outrage inside the corridors of power at the CBF, with the report claiming that officials are disappointed with the 26-year-old over his behaviour.
Even the media did not bother to cut Neymar any slack after the disappointing exit with Brazilian website UOL claiming that Neymar ‘destroyed his own image in Russia’. Criticism of the forward’s behaviour have come from many corners and while he always had people behind him due to his extravagant skill and youth, the World Cup exit has turned many against the Brazil star.
Members of Brazil’s national team were applauded by fans greeting their arrival at Rio. Supporters chanted and cheered the players on as they got off the airplane and appeared in the airport lounge.
Casemiro and Philippe Coutinho stopped to greet some of the supporters and also took pictures with them.