Brazil striker Neymar: Scapegoat?

Strange magazine cover of the day: Brazilian journal Placar goes for the jugular with a provocative cover of star Neymar.

“He’s a scapegoat in a sport where everyone plays dirty,” reads the copy, in apparent reference to the Brazilian striker’s alleged propensity for diving. And here we thought it was just a shock publicity stunt.

Worth noting: the cover references a famous Don Balon cover of Johan Cruyff in similar repose… but that might be giving the editors a bit too much credit. Reports in Brazil say that local bishops are “severely outraged” and have gathered a petition against the magazine containing some 7,000 signatures.