Neymar has been criticized after allegedly organizing a five-day party in a resort near Rio de Janeiro for 500 revelers as his country’s coronavirus death surpasses 190,000
The Paris St-Germain star, Neymar had a disco built with acoustic protection in an annex of a mansion in Mangaratiba on Rio’s famous Green Coast to stop neighbors from hearing the noise. This according to a Brazilian newspaper.
The mega bash is said to have started on 25th December and is due to continue until the New Year.
Neymar owns a £6million mansion in Mangaratiba with its own helipad and jetty which he bought in October 2016 and first used during a Christmas break two months later.
But the property is undergoing renovation work at the moment and the Brazilian star is said to have rented a luxury villa for the bash according to reports in Brazil, despite some conflicting reports outside of the South American country stating the main disco is in an underground bunker near the home he owns which he has used in the past.
Neymar is said to have banned revelers from bringing mobiles to the party and hired a band to play for the duration of the party.
Those invited to the bash reportedly include his sister Rafaella Santos and Brazilian influencer Camila Loures.
There has been no comment yet from Neymar, whose last post two days ago showed him with his family including his son Davi Luca, nine, and his divorced parents in front of a Christmas tree surrounded with presents.
Brazil has been one of the world’s hardest-hit countries during the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 190,000 deaths.
Its death toll puts it behind only the United States. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases currently stands at a 7.5million, more than any other country apart from the States and India.
Human rights lawyer Augusto de Arruda Botelho tweeted: ‘The idiot trophy for the day goes to Neymar for his five-day party.’
The PSG star was feared to have broken his ankle after being taken off on a stretcher during a Ligue 1 match clash with Lyon earlier this month.
But subsequent medical examinations were said to have been ‘reassuring’ although the 28-year-old was ruled out for the rest of 2020.
Neymar’s lavish parties have made headlines in the past.
Former Manchester United player Ander Herrera revealed earlier this year how the Brazilian split team-mates into two groups on different floors of a Paris nightclub for his 28th birthday bash in February.
Married players partied on the top floor while those who were single were set up on the bottom floor so they could ‘have a good time.’
Asked what happened at the party on the Spanish TV show The Resistance, Herrera responded: ‘What didn’t happen!’
Neymar turned up for the bash at YOYO close to the Eiffel Tower looking dapper in a white hat.
Mangaratiba is one of three municipalities on the Green Coast, a chain of mountains covered by the rich Atlantic rainforest.
In front of the mountains lies the sea of the Angra dos Reis Bay.