Neymar hits back at critics that body-shame his rotund look during Brazil clash with Chile

Posted by

Brazilian superstar Neymar has hit back at fans who body-shamed him for his rotund look while playing for his country.

Neymar has historically been one of the more slender footballers, the kind who would prefer to beat a man with a skill than meet his opponent in a 50/50 challenge.

That is still very much the case, but fans who watched him in action during Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile have accused Neymar of piling on the pounds over the summer.

He clearly feels very strongly about the topic – because he’s directly responded to his critics.

Neymar was accused of looking rotund during Brazil’s win over Chile

MORE: Gareth Bale urges UEFA to BAN teams with racist fans from international competitions

Here’s what Neymar had to say…

Professional footballers, particularly those competing at Neymar’s level, are frequently tested and monitored to ensure their physical shape is up to scratch.

Neymar will know his weight and body shape better than anyone else, so people really ought to stop being so unnecessarily analytical and let the man get on with his life in peace.

More Stories Neymar