Whistles, boos and jeers rang around the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Neymar’s long-awaited debut for Al Hilal.
The club’s costly acquisition was the cause of this hostile reaction during Friday’s 6-1 drubbing of Al Riyadh but he was not the recipient. That dishonour fell upon the unfortunate shoulders of Salem Al Dawsari.
The former darling of the Saudi giants – a player who came through the club’s academy and scored in the 2019 AFC Champions League final – bore the brunt of his fans’ ire for having the gall to take an 87th-minute penalty instead of his new teammate.
Here’s how Neymar…