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Brazil superstar Neymar responds to 'drunk' video

The Selecao skipper has been criticised after being caught on film looking worse for wear.

Neymar received a four-game ban for getting himself sent off at the end of his country's Copa America clash with Colombia.
Neymar received a four-game ban for getting himself sent off at the end of his country's Copa America clash with Colombia.

BARCELONA ACE NEYMAR says a video that appears to show him intoxicated at a house party simply underlines that fact he can never relax in his native Brazil.

Footage has appeared online of the Selecao captain looking worse for wear at the end of a night spent with friends, including former Santos team-mate Ganso.

Neymar is captured looking unsteady on his feet, playing with his tie and singing as he bids farewell to other guests.

The 23-year-old has been criticised for his behaviour by some pundits still upset by the fact that the forward picked up a four-game ban for getting himself sent off at the end of his country’s Copa America clash with Colombia last month.

However, Neymar has simply lamented the fact that he is never afforded any privacy when he returns to Brazil.

“It was bad luck to have invited a person who has nothing to do [with me],” he told reporters in his homeland on Tuesday.

“I was on holiday with my friends and that ended up happening.

“I cannot be at ease at home. Every day is worse.”

Neymar saw red after the full-time whistle in Brazil’s group-stage loss to Colombia after sparking a mass brawl by firing the ball at Juan Zuniga before then attempting to headbutt Jeison Murillo.

The striker then lashed out at referee Enrique Osses in the tunnel, resulting in a suspension that ended his participation in the Copa America and ruling him out of his nation’s first two World Cup 2018 qualifiers.

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