Everton ace Richarlison has revealed receiving 10,000 WhatsApp messages in five minutes after Neymar mistakenly showed his number during a live-streamed online video game.
The PSG star filmed himself holding his mobile up to the screen with Richarlison’s name and his number showing below it as he called him.
He confessed his mistake to Richarlison seconds later when he picked up.
The 28-year-old told him while laughing: “I think I’ve just shown your number without meaning to. I swear it was an accident.”
He continued to goad the Everton forward about the gaffe and added: “We’re online. Give a wave.
“You’re going to have to change your number now.”
Richarlison, seemingly unfazed, told fans not to message him or they will be blocked.
He responded: “Hey guys, whoever calls me is going to be blocked, don’t call me.”
But his warning fell on deaf ears and his phone went berserk with messages during their game of Counter Strike on streaming platform Twitch on Sunday.
Richarlison took to Twitter to share his frustration about the unwanted flood of messages from fans and he sarcastically branded Neymar a ‘genius.'
He said: “In five minutes I’ve already had 10,000 messages. Thanks Neymar.”
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But it hasn't been made clear if Neymar's gaffe had led to his fellow Brazilian getting any hate messages.
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