Neymar had been under fire in his homeland after allegations the 28-year-old forward was hosting an extravagant five-day celebration at a mansion outside Rio de Janeiro, despite the country continuing to grapple with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.
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There were even reports the playboy football star was flying in a bevy of Instagram beauties for the purported mega bash, with a stunning set of influencers sharing pictures of themselves on a Brazilian beach.
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Neymar’s legal team had refuted the claims that he was linked to the party being held in the picturesque Costa Verde coastal region of Brazil, saying the event “has nothing to do with” the former Barcelona ace.
Neymar himself has now laughed off the scandal, sharing a series of videos on his Instagram Stories to his 144 million followers of what he described as a modest family gathering on New Year’s Eve.
“Marvelous decoration for this beautiful, low-key little dinner at home, with social distancing,” Neymar said, sharing a video of a long table decorated with white flowers, and with an empty chair between each seat for social distancing.