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Federer's live TV 'blunder'

2012-04-16 19:04

Johannesburg - Diego Maradona must be giggling through his teeth upon hearing that tennis star Roger Federer doesn’t know who Neymar is.

Maradona's great rival, Pele, has recently labelled Brazilian soccer star Neymar as the “best player in the world”.

According to a story published on trace.tv, the tennis star made a bit of a blunder live on Brazilian television after being given the Brazilian national team jersey signed by Neymar. Judging from his reaction, Federer had no idea who the Seleçao wonder-kid was.

Slightly taken aback, Federer asked: Neymar? Is he any good? Sensing a sudden unease, he then tried to make up for it by explaining that for him: “Brazil has always had the best team in the world”.

MultiChoice has announced that TRACE Sports will be added to the DStv platform on Tuesday, 17 April at 16:00.

TRACE Sports is a new format channel dedicated to revealing intimate behind the scenes of the world’s favourite sporting heroes.

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Comments
  • Johan - 2012-04-16 20:36

    I also didn't know who Neymar was until I read this article. Some people simply don't like soccer/football and couldn't be bothered to follow it.

      leightheking - 2012-04-17 13:56

      Federer is a massive fan of football and he even almost became a footballer/soccer player...perhaps he just doesn't follow it.

  • NJ - 2012-04-17 00:10

    I didn't know that I thought Messi is currently the best.... Things have changed quickly. Too much to keep up with and we have so little time. LOL

      asantedieudt - 2012-04-17 06:44

      We can't fault Federer for that, because its only d Brazilian Pele singing a solo song about his fellow Brazilian Neymar of being better than the Little Humble Magician Messi, who is breaking all sorts of records.

      asantedieudt - 2012-04-17 06:44

      We can't fault Federer for that, because its only d Brazilian Pele singing a solo song about his fellow Brazilian Neymar of being better than the Little Humble Magician Messi, who is breaking all sorts of records.

      Imraan - 2012-04-17 09:00

      @NJ - In my opinion Messi is the best and probably all time best. Pele is getting old and his eyesight is probably failling as Asantedieudt state "Pele is singing a solo song" (no one is listening anyway)

      Imraan - 2012-04-17 09:00

      @NJ - In my opinion Messi is the best and probably all time best. Pele is getting old and his eyesight is probably failling as Asantedieudt state "Pele is singing a solo song" (no one is listening anyway)

  • grantybobbins - 2012-04-17 12:45

    Messi is still the best footballer in the world - it going to be very interestiing because it sounds like Barcelona is interested in Neymar so that will be a formiddable pairing.

  • Cris - 2012-04-17 19:22

    That's what happens when you assume the thing you do is the only thing in the world.

      Samantha - 2012-04-18 16:31

      And your comment is what happens when you assume football is the only other sport in the world apart from tennis. A lack of knowledge about one player does not make someone ignorant.

  • Shaun - 2012-04-17 20:14

    TRACE tv I mean

  • BJ - 2012-04-20 15:19

    He can't be that good if he doesn't play Champions League.

  • wayne.vanstraaten - 2012-04-22 07:33

    Naymar has already been signed by Barcalona for next season. His salary is £1 M p.m. Also, Pele does not make outrageous comments. If he says something you better believe it.

  • Hannetjie - 2012-05-07 13:23

    At least he was honest about not knowing who Neymar was and did not pretend!!!!!

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