Neymar may have scored against Celtic on Tuesday as PSG ran out 5-0 winners at Celtic Park in their UEFA Champions League tie, but he didn’t have it all his own way.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers decided to give teenage full-back Anthony Ralston a challenge by asking him to mark the world’s most expensive player – in just his fifth appearance for the club.
Amazing team news from Celtic Park tonight with 18-year-old Tony Ralston making his Champions League debut up against £200m-man Neymar ??
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 12, 2017
With five goals and seven assists against Celtic in the Champions League, Ralston knew he would be in for a tough time.
But, credit to the 18-year old, he didn’t lose heart even after the £200 million Brazilian grabbed the opener on 19 minutes.
He stuck to his task and gave Neymar as good as he got, the Brazilian picking up a yellow card for diving – a decision that saw Ralston mock the World Cup star to his face.
Ralston clearly got under Neymar’s skin too, as the Brazilian held up three fingers to remind Ralston of the score, and then refused to shake hands with the teen at the final whistle, leaving Celtic fans unimpressed.
Neymar and Ralston. Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. pic.twitter.com/fTMvXLJRc9
— Sally McQueen (@SallyMcQueen11) September 12, 2017
Neymar refusing to shake hands with 18 yr old Ralston, who had the job of marking him tonight. A prime example that money cannot buy class!
— Indrajit Srivastava (@therealindrajit) September 12, 2017
Instead of shaking hands Neymar laughed at young Anthony Ralston, then winked at him.
— Bellal (@mAAd__city_) September 12, 2017
Neymar doing a great job in displaying his obnoxious arrogance and lack of class tonight by not shaking young Ralston's hand at full time. ?
— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) September 12, 2017
I think (not certain) Neymar may have refused to swap shirts with Anthony Ralston, as well as not shake his hand. Which is a bit of a shame.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) September 12, 2017
Others were not so impressed.
Don't see the big deal with Neymar not shaking Ralston's hand. I wouldn't shake hands with a guy that laughed in my face. #CELPSG
— James Lawn (@jamietub3) September 12, 2017
But what do you think? Should Neymar have shaken the hand of Ralston?