Bad for Nike: Everyone noticed Neymar’s switch vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3 – PSG 1
Are PSG going to be knocked out the Champions League by Real Madrid?
Following Wednesday night’s result at the Santiago Bernabeu, the answer seems to be ‘yes’.
For the second season in a row, PSG lost a huge match in Spain.
Last season Barcelona dumped the Parisians out the competition with one of the greatest comebacks in football history.
This week, after Adrien Rabiot fired PSG ahead, Real rallied with three goals. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, while Marcelo bagged the other.
Neymar’s switch vs Real Madrid
During the Real Madrid match, Neymar made an eye-catching switch.
The world’s most expensive footballer changed his boots during the game, and that sparked plenty of chat on social media.
Neymar started the match wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor 360. However the Brazilian struggled to stay on his feet during the match as he kept slipping over.
After about 20 minutes Neymar made a change. He went back to wearing his old Nike Mercurial Puro Fenomeno boots instead.
That’s likely to impact Nike’s sales of their new Mercurials.
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Social media reaction
Neymar’s footwear change opened the Brazilian up to ridicule on social media.
The tweets are below.
Oh dear @nikefootball Neymar switching out of your brand new boots into his old ones midway through the first half, probably because he kept slipping over 🙈 Not a good advert for your new “mercurial” range 😅
— Tommy JR Payne (@TJRPayne) February 14, 2018
Neymar changed his boots and he’s looked better.
Show him a picture of his sister and he’s scoring a hattrick.
— Scammy Abraham (@Nigerianscamsss) February 14, 2018
Nike spent so much money hyping up these new orange vapor mercurial cleats all week. Neymar slips in them several times, changes out at halftime. Rip. Ronaldo, mbappe and others still reppin
— ♿️ (@ThisIsAimannnn) February 14, 2018
Neymar changed his boots. Wonder if nike will be happy about him binning their new mercurial
— Jamie📌 (@Jamertzz) February 14, 2018
If I owned those nike boots that Neymar has on I’d be straight back to the shop tomorrow. The lad just can’t stand up in them.#RMAPSG
— Kevin Mulvaney (@Mulvaney1Kevin) February 14, 2018
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February 15, 2018 at 06:28AM