Neymar is at the center of a big controversy in Brazil after having organized a giant end of year party with several hundred guests.
As was the case for many foreign players playing in the France championship, Neymar returned home to Brazil to spend the holidays. The opportunity to see his loved ones again but not only for the 28-year-old. According to information from the Brazilian media Globo, the star of Paris Saint Germain reportedly invited 500 people to a large house in Rio de Janeiro.
Neymar wanted to avoid criticism
A celebration that would be the source of a great controversy in Brazil, where the covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll. With 7.4 million positive cases and 190,000 deaths recorded so far, the South American country has paid a heavy price. Also, contaminations have experienced a sharp increase in recent weeks. Very bad timing, therefore, to organize a gathering of several hundred people.
Neymar had planned everything to avoid controversy. The organizers would have asked those present for the most total discretion on social networks. Guests were not allowed to use their smartphones and no images or videos were to be posted. However, it was not long before the information was relayed en masse by the local media. Since then, the Parisian striker has been strongly criticized on the internet.
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