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Young Brazilian star Neymar has PK tantrum
AP, September 16th, 2010 2:20PM

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Highly touted 18-year-old Brazil striker Neymar cursed and criticized Santos coach Dorival Junior in front of his teammates and reporters  because Junior didn't pick him to take a penalty kick during a 4-2 win over Atletico Goianiense.

Santos is fining Neymar and will demand “profound changes in his behavior on and off the field.” The club stated it will continue to support the striker so he “can overcome this difficult moment.”

“We consider Neymar a youngster with rare talent, who is certainly going through a radical phase of transformation," club president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro said.

Neymar, who in his Brazil debut scored against the USA in a 2-0 friendly win in August, recently rejected a multimillion dollar offer from Chelsea. Atletico Goianiense coach Rene Simoes heard Neymar's rant and said, "Very few times I’ve seen someone behaving like this in sports. It’s time someone tries to educate this kid, we are creating a monster in Brazilian soccer. Someone has to educate him for the good of Brazilian soccer."

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