Thursday December 31, 2020
New Year’s Eve celebration despite Corona?
Neymar’s party plans call justice to the scene
According to the official reading, it should be a manageable round with which Neymar completes the turn of the year. But the media report that the soccer star is preparing for a mega-break – despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now the public prosecutor’s office intervenes.
The huge New Year’s Eve party allegedly planned by the Brazilian soccer star Neymar has now also called the authorities to the scene. Brazilian prosecutors announced they were investigating reports that despite the corona pandemic, the footballer plans to have a lavish New Year’s Eve party at his luxury property in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Neymar’s lawyers had denied on Monday that such a large party was planned. The public prosecutor’s office urged Neymar to urgently clarify “the number of guests, the organization of the party and any health measures.”
Brazilian newspapers reported on the weekend that the 28-year-old wanted to celebrate the New Year with up to 500 guests over several days in his villa in Mangaratiba in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The superstar of the French serial master Paris St. Germain was then hit by criticism.
According to media reports, special noise protection devices are said to have been installed in Neymar’s villa so that the neighbors would not be bothered by his New Year’s party. It is also planned to temporarily confiscate the guests’ cell phones at the entrance so that no material from the celebration is spread on the Internet.
Despite the Corona restrictions in place in Brazil, such a party would not be fundamentally illegal, as the state of Rio de Janeiro has not banned celebrations in private apartments. Brazil is one of the worst hit countries in the world by the pandemic.
Neymar’s lawyers said that the footballer only wanted to spend New Year’s Eve “with his family, his son and his physiotherapist”. Neymar is currently curing a left ankle sprain he sustained during a league game against Olympique Lyon just before Christmas.