In this first reaction, Neymar claims to have never been informed of this investigation which, according to Nike, “concerned credible allegations of wrongdoing made by an employee” of the American group.
“(To assert) that my contract was terminated because I did not contribute in good faith to an investigation is absurd and false,” said the star of Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain who is currently preparing the matches in his country. of South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar-2022.
“I did not know anything (…) nobody told me anything” about “this affair”, justified the footballer. “I was not given the opportunity to defend myself. I was not given the opportunity to find out who this allegedly offended person was. I don’t even know her. I never had any kind of relationship or contact with that person, ”added the Brazilian star.
When Nike prematurely terminated its sponsorship contract with the Brazilian at the end of August 2020, after 13 years of collaboration, no reason had been given.
Neymar has been at the head of the German equipment manufacturer Puma since September 2020.