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VIDEO: Neymar plants headbutt and sees red in Copa America

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Neymar lost the head last night and now faces a spell on the sidelines
Neymar lost the head last night and now faces a spell on the sidelines

Battered and bruised following defeat to Columbia, watch the incredible footage of Neymar getting sent off for kicking ball at opponent before attempting to headbutt a Columbian player.

Colombia defender Jeison Murillo walked up to Neymar after the Selecao captain misfired on a shot and appeared to utter some unkind words.

Neymar was evidently displeased and appeared to attempt a headbutt on Murillo before being shoved violently by Carlos Bacca, who was also sent off.

Neymar is just 23 years old and has been classy for the most part in dealing with the immense expectations and scrutiny that come with the territory of being one of the best footballers on the planet.

The Brazillian played a pivotal part in Luis Enrique and Barcelona's treble winning season, where he scored 31 goals in 59 games as part of a devastating trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Brazil currently sit second in Group C of the Copa America, and Neymar will miss the June 21st tie with Venezuela, a game in which under pressure Dunga desperately need to win to fill a void for their disappointing World Cup performance.