Has Neymar embroiled himself in a fresh controversy?
First Published Dec 29, 2020, 12:16 PM IST
Neymar is currently the top player for Brazil. He now plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France's Ligue 1 and happens to be the most extensive player transfer in history. He has been involved in numerous controversies before, including a rape allegation by a Brazilian woman.
Brazil's star striker and playmaker, Neymar does not seem to get away from controversies. Meanwhile, he has seemingly embroiled himself in another one, of late.
According to an AFP report, Neymar has involved himself in a controversy after deciding to throw a massive party in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the new year, despite the restrictions put in place owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. According to an O Globo columnist, Neymar is looking to host around 500 people at his luxurious mansion on the beachside.
Further reports state that soundproofing mechanisms would be used to refrain from neighbours being bothered. Also, a Metropoles columnist has revealed the artists scheduled to perform at the week-long party. Simultaneously, the guest's mobile phones would be confiscated, so that no picture or video is circulated on social media.
Meanwhile, event specialist agency, Agencia Fabrica, revealed in a statement details about the party "that will host around 150 people... while respecting all the health rules determined by the public bodies." However, Neymar's lawyers have denied giving any such contract to the agency. "No! This is a Fabrica event. It is not related to Neymar," they had quoted to AFP.
Furthermore, the local town hall in Mangaratiba has also denied any reports of the party happening in the area. "We don't have any information about this party," the town hall told AFP. It has urged its 41,000 residents to refrain from extensive partying during the new year, while barricades are being placed to prevent people from converging at the town.
Neymar's mansion is situated 10,000 square-meter plot, which bolsters all modern amenities, like heliport, sports pitches, spa, gymnasium, and many more. The area of his mansion has other luxury seaside resorts.
Neymar was involved in another controversy last year after a Brazilian woman alleged him raping her in a Paris hotel. Nonetheless, charges were dismissed against him after investigations revealed that pieces of evidence were inconclusive to convict him.
Currently, Neymar is recovering from his ankle injury and has not played for PSG since December 13. He has scored 79 goals in 97 matches at the club, across competitions, besides winning eight silverware.