Brazil may’ve lost much more than the game. It may’ve lost its talisman.
Neymar was given a red card as he was hustled down the tunnel after a post-whistle fracas in Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Colombia at the Copa America in Chile on Wednesday.
Brazil’s star attacker was grabbed around the shoulder and whisked down the hallway along with Angel Miranda while a red card was brandished by referee Enrique Osses. Also given a red card at the death was Carlos Bacca of Colombia.
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The incident offsets a much bigger occurrence, as Colombia offset its tournament-opening loss to Venezuela by earning its first win over Brazil since the 1991 Copa America.
That covers 13 matches, eight of which were Brazil victories. So suffice it to say Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is a pretty popular man scant few days after he was incredibly unpopular.
New Inter Milan back Jeison Murillo scored the winner. See it, and the Neymar red, below.
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