John Hartson has joined the chorus of critics of Neymar.
He may be football’s first £200m man and the highest paid player in the game but his antics will ensure that he is never rated among the true giants of the game.
Previous visits to Celtic Park had seen Neymar get involved in incidents with Scott Brown and Mikael Lustig- last night Tony Ralston was his target.
Absolutely hated this as a player.. only happened to me once and I chased him down the tunnel. You always shake the hand of a man ! https://t.co/3XHvOof9wN
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) September 13, 2017
In his fifth first team match for Celtic the 18-year-old gave as good as he got encouraged by the fans who saw a player with the same attitude as themselves.
When it got nasty Ralston squared up to Neymar, there were verbals and a yellow card for Neymar for simulation. It probably won’t be his last in the competition.
At the final whistle a handshake without eye contact would have drawn a line under it but the petulant Brazilian thought differently.
Moving to PSG gave Neymar the chance to mend his reputation, the opportunity to be the real number one. He has chosen not to.