World Cup fan or not, by now everyone has seen Neymar’s antics on the field and the ensuing memes are all brilliant. As he rolled out of FIFA (ba-dum-tss) and hopefully on to pursue an alternative career in theatre, the world continued his legacy with #NeymarChallenge. Here’s a fantastic alternate:
Best #NeymarChallenge 🤩
— Shazeen Samad (@shazeensamad) July 6, 2018
The Internet then took it to a whole other level by converting this signature move into a smartphone game. Now you get to be the Brazilian soccer star, rolling as soon as the referee looks over his shoulder, and resting when he turns back. It’s straightforward; you lose when the ref catches you taking a break from your favourite activity, so naturally the way to score is to keep acting.
Hong Kong based developers Anxious Otter Games have stated that they have no intention to humiliate, and it’s all in good fun. The game is available in English and Cantonese for free on Google Play.