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10 People and Things That Neymar's New Hairstyle Was Compared To

Jun 18 12:06pm

Brazil played Mexico in their second game of the World Cup yesterday, and while the game was tremendous, everyone’s first takeaway seemed to be Neymar’s new hairstyle.


It was definitely loud, and did nothing to help him solve Mexico’s stellar keeper, Memo Ochoa. It did however, cause Twitter to explode (as most things do these days), and allowed many to voice their opinions on what Neymar’s hair resembled. Here are 10 of our favorites.


1. Rufio from the movie “Hook”

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Rufio from Hook?! Brilliant. Let’s see how well that comparison holds up.


Yep, I’d say that’s pretty fair. No shame in being Rufio though, as that was definitely one of my goals as an 8-year-old.


2. A Pony

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Football Trolls, it’s like the old saying goes, “When you’re right, you’re right.” This may be my favorite comparison, because there’s pretty much no denying its validity.


3. An Angry Bird

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Not a bad choice. Although, now that I look more at this angry bird, I realize that there’s a strong Bert from Sesame Street influence here.


4. Miley Cyrus

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Spot on, almost to the point where it’s upsetting.


5. A Dragon Ball Z character.

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To be fair here, most of Neymar’s hairstyles make him look like a Dragon Ball Z character, so that comparison is nothing new.


6. A Tarantula’s Face

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Nope, I’m afraid it doesn’t. I applaud your creativity, and how obscure you went with your reference, but you’re wrong.


7. A Cockatoo

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This is pretty solid, especially because the cockatoo has yellow feathers on top. I declare the cockatoo as the official bird of Neymar.


8. Simba from “The Lion King”

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This one is tough, because it depends on which Simba you’re comparing him to. Pre-mane Simba is a good comparison though.


9. The Backstreet Boys

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Neymar would have fit the Backstreet Boys like an absolute glove. Look at these guys. If you took footage of Neymar dancing in an all white suit, and digitally inserted it into any existing Backstreet Boy video, I wouldn’t think anything had changed.


10. A Skunk

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Eh, I don’t really see it. Maybe the tail, I guess. He looks more like Pepe Le Pew. Gotta be specific if you’re going to go the skunk route.




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