Ze Roberto: Brazil should punish Neymar and strip him of the captaincy

Former Brazil player Ze Roberto has claimed that the Selecao may have to strip Neymar of the captain’s armband as a punishment for his behaviour following the Coupe de France final against Rennes.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward punched a fan who provoked him on his way to receive his medal after his team’s defeat on penalties.

“I think not calling him up for the Copa America would be a mistake, because he is the main player of the national team,” Ze Roberto told Efe.

“I think punishing him by striping him of the captain’s armband would be the best option.

“I think it’s time for Neymar to find himself, to rediscover his career plan and to return to what everyone expects him to be.”

The former Real Madrid midfielder has also indicated that departing Barcelona was a mistake for the Brazilian superstar, labelling his decision as premature.