Neymar was struck on the head by a box of popcorn after Brazil's 1-1 draw with Venezuela
Neymar was struck on the head by a box of popcorn after Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela (TNTSports)

Neymar admits he felt ‘nervous’ after he was hit in the head by a box of popcorn following Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Thursday evening.

The incident occurred after the game had ended as a box of popcorn was thrown by a supporter and hit Brazil’s talisman on the side of the head as he made his way towards the tunnel.

Neymar angrily confronted the group of fans before he was led down the tunnel by his Brazil teammates.

‘I didn’t even see what it was, but when it hit me, I got nervous,’ Neymar told TNT Sports Brazil.

‘I condemn this kind of attitude, it shouldn’t be done, it’s bad for football, for human beings.

‘A person who does this kind of thing is not an educated person, he will not be able to educate a child in the best possible way. If he complains so much he should have trained better and been on the pitch himself instead of me.

‘Obviously we were on the pitch giving our best, and many times the result doesn’t come, it’s not what the fans expect.

‘I don’t come here on holiday, much less to take a stroll, I came to do what I love the most, which is to play football and represent my country.’

Brazil now face a tough match against Uruguay in their next World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening.

Neymar, meanwhile, is representing Brazil having completed his £86 million move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal in the summer.

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