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By Extra Mustard
July 09, 2014

The epic outpouring of emotion from Brazilians when Neymar fractured a vertebrae showed its dark side after the team 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday, when there were reports of people burning the injured strikers jersey along with the nations flag in the streets.

@vejaSP/Twitter via Metro UK

Thousands of fans showed up wearing masks of Neymar's face, but when the match quickly slipped away from the home side, a few fans blamed the star's absence.

While certainly not all Brazil fans blame Neymar for the heartbreaking semi-final loss, it is still a stark contrast from the "We are all Neymar" campaign of just a few days earlier.

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[Metro]

-Brendan Maloy

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