If we've learned anything from the past few months, it's that Neymar isn't quite "100% Jesus". There's a fair bit of greed, selfishness, and entitlement in there too.
An undoubtedly brilliant footballer, Neymar has not exactly covered himself in glory in recent months. Last week, he showed a distinct lack of class in refusing to shake young Tony Ralston's hand at Celtic Park, and last night he quarreled with teammate Edison Cavani on the field.
PSG were 1-0 up against Lyon when they were awarded a penalty - Kylian Mbappé hauled down at a corner - to which Cavani responded by stepping up to take the penalty. Neymar made it clear that he wished to take it, but the Uruguayan was in no mood, and clung onto the ball. He subsequently missed the spot kick. Watch it below.
Cavani And Neymar Argument
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Dani Alves - a close friend of Neymar's - certainly didn't help relations earlier in the game, when he shielded the ball from Cavani to allow Neymar take a free-kick.
Cavani frikiği kullanmak istiyor Dani Alves topu elinden alıp Neymar'a veriyor. Şaka gibi. pic.twitter.com/W1jg7D5VGh
— Atakan Kurt (@atakankurt2) September 17, 2017
And if the club need leadership from manager Unai Emery to sort out these differences, they may find themselves lacking.
I have told them to sort it out between themselves," the Spaniard declared during his postmatch news conference. "I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. "If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them. I do not want this to become a problem for us.
PSG are top of Ligue Un with six wins from six, but incidents like these prove that they might have a couple of problems.