Neymar laughs off criticism over his weight

Neymar laughs off claims he’s out of shape as he finally responds to fans who ‘fat-shamed him’ by joking he was wearing a ‘larger shirt than usual’ during Brazil’s win over Chile after he received more criticism over his weight

  • Neymar has responded to more claims that he is over weight and out of shape
  • The Brazilian was ruthlessly mocked over a shirtless photo of him this summer
  • His weight was brought into question on Friday after he played in Brazil’s win
  • However, Neymar laughed it off and insisted he was wearing a larger shirt
  • The 29-year-old has only played 66 minutes for PSG so far this season 

Neymar has laughed off claims he is ‘out of shape’ and ‘overweight’ after being criticised by fans and media in France.

The Brazilian superstar came under huge scrutiny after fans raised concerns over his physique and fitness earlier this summer when a shirtless picture of him on a yacht surfaced online.

The 29-year-old was on holiday after his exploits at the Copa America when the photo was taken and has since returned to PSG for this season.


PSG star Neymar has responded to criticism of his weight by saying he wore a larger than normal shirt when he played for Brazil on Friday (pictured left)

Neymar was ridiculed when a shirtless snap of him taken back in the summer surfaced online

Neymar has only played 66 minutes from PSG’s opening four league games, with the forward returning later to training than some of his team-mates due to his busy summer.  

The French media were reportedly ruthless in pillorying Neymar over his weight after he played just over an hour in PSG’s 2-0 victory over Reims, with AS claiming headlines accused him of being ‘out of shape’.

Neymar was further criticised on Friday, with his weight being brought into question once again after he played in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Chile in their World Cup qualifier.

But the 29-year-old has allayed concerns by explaining he wore a larger than normal shirt while playing for Brazil.

The 29-year-old played for Brazil on Friday as they defeated Chile 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier

He has only played 66 minutes for PSG so far this season, coming in the 2-0 win over Reims

Responding to fans who ‘fat shamed’ him over the summer and after Brazil’s match, Neymar revealed on his Instagram story he was wearing a ‘size G’ (L in European size) and insisted he is at his normal weight.

The PSG star added he would ask for his usual ‘M’ in his next match, accompanied by multiple laughing emojis.

It has been a busy week for Neymar, who has also had to hilariously reveal that someone has set up a Tinder account in his name.

The fake profile for the dating app has somehow managed to get verified but Neymar insisted the account is not his in an Instagram post replying to Brazilian gossip page gossipdodia.    

Someone has set up a profile on dating app Tinder under his name and got it verified

Neymar hilariously revealed it isn’t him, writing in response to Brazilian gossip page gossipdodia: ‘Whoever is using it is having fun huh, unfortunately it’s not mine.’

They wrote alongside a picture of the verified account: ‘And there we go! A follower found @neymarjr’s profile on tinder. The profile was verified. Would you like it?’

The former Barcelona forward once again denied it belonged to him, saying: ‘Whoever is using it is having fun huh, unfortunately it’s not mine.’

He also said back in March in a tongue-in-cheek post on Twitter: ‘I hope whoever is using tinder with my name is representing well.’




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