'Neymar is an actor’ – Mourinho receives unlikely backing over ‘diver’ comments

Honduras Defender Arnold Peralta slammed Neymar for diving during their International friendly in Miami, backing Mourinho’s comments.

Jose Mourinho has recently had a hard time over his comments about Brazilian and Barcelona forward Neymar being a diver. However, after an international friendly between Honduras and Brazil the Honduras defender backed the Chelsea manager’s description of the player.

Last month, Jose Mourinho commented on an incident involving the Barcelona striker and Celtic’s skipper Scott Brown, an incident that was blasted by all fans of football may I add.

The Celtic midfielder chased the Barcelona player deep into his own half before the player went to ground and won a free kick, upon winning the free kick the Brazilian simulated that he had been attacked after the whistle had gone – falling for the boy who cried wolf, the Celtic player saw red.

Mourinho blasted the actions of the Brazilian calling them ‘’sad’’ adding:

‘’I have told the players many times, I hate it (diving) It is very bad and the search of a red card for another player is a disgrace.’’

A video of the incident below:

 Felipe Scolari still hit out at the Chelsea manager’s comments, despite the evidence claiming the Chelsea manager was trying to victimise the Barcelona player for his own personal gain.

What gain that would be I don’t know.

More recently, a new condemner of Neymar has come out and blasted the actions striker, claiming:

Honduras defender Arnold Peralta said: ’Neymar is a player who 100 per cent plays like he belongs in theatre. He plays for the fans, not his team-mates.

‘’You can’t play against him because he complains to the ref all the time and the ref gives him everything.

‘’We all know you can’t touch him because he goes down straight away. The slightest contact and he drops and the referees always fall for it’.’

The list seems to get bigger and bigger of divers in the current game, and Barcelona who are trying to shake a reputation of being one of the worst culprits in football have found themselves a new challenge that seems to embrace it as part of his make-up.

Do you think Neymar is a diver, or do you think the criticism is harsh?

image: © jikatu

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