Double take: Neymar look-a-like surprises fans in Dubai


Brazil’s star player Neymar Jr. suffered serious back injuries during the recent World Cup quarterfinals … or did he?

Brazil fans in Dubai were treated to a shock when they thought they copped him in a local mall.

“It’s Neymar!” screamed one fan running towards a man who looked strikingly like the Brazilian footballer. As he posed for group photos, the crowd grew, according to Dubai-based newspaper 7 Days.

But, instead of a football pro, fans were actually taking selfies with a 22-year-old Pakistani tennis player identified as Bakht. He told the newspaper this is not the first time he had been mistaken for Neymar, adding that it happens every day.

One fan, Zaid Awadh, said he couldn’t believe the football star was in front of him before realizing the mishap.

Another fan, Shruti Shristi, ran up to Bakht, saying: “Oh my god, what are you doing here? Can I have a photo?”

To top it off, Bakht has his hair styled like Neymar.

“People were already telling me I look like him, so I got a haircut like his and now I want to keep myself like this,” he added.

It’s not all glitz and glory, however.

“Many women want photos with me and they get too close and touchy – that I don’t like very much,” Bakht complained.





Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42