To the shock of everyone, Neymar hasn’t been watching Newcastle in recent years.

This comes after the Samba superstar had a clash with our very own DeAndre Yedlin in a clash between Brazil and USA.

Yedlin, up against Neymar, asked the referee ‘did you not see the World Cup?’ after the most expensive player in the world continued to hit the deck like a young Tom Daley.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 07: DeAndre Yedlin #2 of USA defends Neymar #10 of Brazil during their friendly match at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Of course, Neymar responded to Yedlin in savage fashion.

“Unfortunately I don’t have much to say,” Neymar said after the 2-0 victory for Brazil.

“He’s the type of player…I don’t know so I have no reason to worry.”

A huge put down from Neymar, but why would he know who Yedlin is?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 07: Neymar #10 of Brazil tries to get through the defense of Matt Miazga #3, DeAndre Yedlin #2 and Wil Trapp #20 of USA during their friendly match at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The American flyer is hardly a household name in world football, despite being capped more than 50 times for his country and appearing in the Premier League.

What Neymar’s been missing

Yedlin signed for Newcastle in 2016, arriving from Tottenham ahead of the Magpies’ Championship campaign.

Since then, Yedlin has been a key player for Newcastle, and has been unchallenged as Rafa Benitez’s first choice right-back.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: DeAndre Yedlin of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

So if Neymar doesn’t know our number 22, then he mustn’t have been watching the ‘Rafalution’. He missed the last minute 4-3 triumph over Norwich City, Joselu’s first Newcastle goal and the Mikel Merino days.

But more importantly, if Neymar doesn’t know who Yedlin is, then he doesn’t follow him on Instagram. This is the true tragedy, as Neymar has never seen Yedlin’s dog Simba on a skateboard.

Now that Yedlin is on Neymar’s radar, hopefully he’ll be checking out the Magpies, with Arsenal next up for Newcastle.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 07: DeAndre Yedlin #2 of USA defends Neymar #10 of Brazil during their friendly match at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)