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.
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.
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.
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