Neymar Jr. to Potentially Face $1,000,000 Fine For Environmental Violations in Mansion Construction Following Public Cheating Scandal

Neymar remains one of the biggest names in the world of football, and while he had a forgettable season at PSG, the Brazilian superstar is still a huge draw for the Ligue 1 giants. Neymar notched 18 goals and 13 assists last season before suffering a season-ending injury.

Those numbers would have been considered huge by an average footballer, but it’s widely expected that a player of Neymar’s caliber should contribute more. Once tipped to be a future Ballon d’Or winner, the talented superstar is now 31 years old and hasn’t quite lived up to expectations.

He can’t just seem to get his name away from the media, with recent reports suggesting he may face a fine of up to $1,000,000 for environmental violations in mansion construction.

Brazilian Star Neymar Jr. to Face $1million Over Halted Mansion Construction

Reuters reported earlier today that the ex-Barcelona star, who formed a deadly partnership with Messi and Suarez at Camp Nou, faces a $1 million fine for environmental violations. Neymar is building a majestic luxury project in Mangaratiba, a coastal town on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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The report states that construction was paused in the late hours of Thursday, and a statement from the local government reads that the violations include the use of freshwater sources, sand, and rock. If found true, Neymar could pay up to 5 million reais, equivalent to roughly $1 million.

Although his party has refused to comment on the allegations, it’s becoming more worrying how Neymar can’t seem to escape the media. Perhaps a little more privacy and a brief move away from the spotlight will help him focus more on football again, especially after recently admitting that he cheated on his pregnant girlfriend.

Neymar Jr’s Father Reportedly Arresting After Yelling at Police Officer Inspecting His Home

Neymar’s father, Neymar da Silva Santos, was also reportedly arrested after allegedly yelling at a police officer tasked to inspect his property. However, he would later not be detained, but the superstar’s father has come under heavy criticism for raising his voice at an officer of the law who was only carrying out her duties.

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Whether or not Neymar will be made to pay this fine remains to be seen, but some will say it’s been a rocky past few months for the Brazilian. From World Cup disappointments to injuries to the inability to keep his stories away from the media, Neymar is paying a huge cost for being famous.

What do you think the future holds for Neymar amidst these recent controversies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!


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