The best Twitter reaction to reports that Brazil could call on Neymar for World Cup final

Undoubtedly the story of the night, news broke earlier about how Brazilian media outlets were reporting that there was a minor chance that Neymar would be able to play the World Cup final, should they make it there.

This idea doesn’t appear to be the most well-thought out one. First of all, why would Brazil need to do this if they can get past Germany in the semi-final in the absence of Neymar?

Secondly, those who do not learn from history are cursed to repeat it. And if Brazil do not learn from the Ronaldo fiasco of 1998 then Neymar will be vulnerable to long-term injury and the team is only reducing chances of claiming a sixth World Cup.

The reaction on Twitter was a mixture of bemusement and astonishment.

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