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    FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - Brazil vs Mexico - Samara Arena, Samara, Russia - July 2, 2018 Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after sustaining an injury

    Neymar Sets Twitter on Fire as He Admits Theatrics on Field, Promises to Change

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    The Brazilian football star came under fire for allegedly diving and imitating severe pain, while "rolling" on the pitch even after minor fouls.

    In a sponsored video ad published on YouTube Brazilian footballer and striker for PSG Neymar has admitted, he "sometimes overreacted" to opponent's fouls during the World Cup. At the same time he noted that he indeed "suffer on the pitch" and that he didn't just fall "too much," but rather "crumbled."

    The football star also admitted to acting inappropriately, referring to him not giving an interview after Brazil's defeat at the World Cup. Neymar explained that he did not mean to show disrespect, but simply hasn't become accustomed to disappointing his fans.

    In the ad the PSG star promised to become a better person and asked the public to support him instead of "throwing stones."

    Most netizens didn't look impressed or convinced by Neymar's confession. Many of them expressed skepticism over his promises to change his style of play.

    Some twitterians mocked the footballer's own words from the ad to show their disbelief in Neymar's miraculous change.

    Several Twitter users played jokes on the PSG striker's attempt to redeem himself in the eyes of his fans.

    Netizens also criticized the weird way Neymar used to deliver his promise, namely through an ad.

    "I fell. But only those who fall, can get up to do a post on Instagram and an advertisement of Gillette —Neymar" the tweet by a user named Thiago says.

    Still a lot of people supported Neymar on social media, urging everyone to give the man a chance.

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