NEYMAR was left raging at a frustrated fan who launched a box of popcorn at his head following Brazil’s draw with Venezuela.
The Samba Boys looked on course to continue their 100 per cent World Cup qualification record as they entered the final five minutes 1-0 up courtesy of Gabriel Magalhaes last night.
But they were forced to settle for just a point after Eduard Bello produced a brilliant bicycle kick to level late on.
That result last night saw Brazil slip behind rivals Argentina in the table and the supporters at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba were quick to vent their fury at full time.
A huge chorus or whistles and jeers rang out as the players left the field.
However, just as Neymar, Brazil’s all-time top goalscorer, was entering the tunnel he was struck on the head by a tub of popcorn.
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The Al-Hilal ace, who remains the world’s most-expensive footballer, instantly looked up to try and find the culprit in the stands.
Neymar appeared to launch a number of verbals as his team-mates tried to pull him away.
He then launched another volley of verbal abuse as he pointed to an individual in the seats.
Fortunately, he was pulled away by the front of his shirt before more trouble erupted.
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Neymar had earlier been involved in a bust-up with ex West Brom, Newcastle and Everton striker Salomon Rondon during the game, while Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus was also annoyed by the Venezualan’s actions.
Then, right on the final whistle, a rash challenge from Bello on Gerson sparked a melee between both sets of players.
Last night was the first time that five-time world champions Brazil have failed to beat Venezuela at home.
The draw also ended their 15-match home winning run in World Cup qualifying that had dated back to 2015.
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