Neymar hits back at claims he's been photographed smoking... it's his body double
Neymar has been the centre of attention in recent days. After being banned from the rest of the Copa America, a magnitude of information has come out in the media about the Barcelona and Brazil star, with one story particularly angering him.
A photo has been published online of someone who looks very similar to Neymar smoking. At first glance, it looks like Neymar, but when you look carefully, you can see it is not him. It is his body double, who does some advertising work with Neymar.
The story of these images dates back to 2013. 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' published them initially, which quickly led to an explanation that the photo was not actually Neymar.
Barça's No.11 has posted on his Facebook account following the re-surfacing of these photos. "I cannot believe that there are people that think that's me in the photo smoking," he wrote. "I don't smoke, nor do I even like the smell of a cigarette, but I have nothing against those that do smoke.
"It is Nico, my double, who is photographed smoking. He is a good guy. On top of that, the photo is from 2013! Don't believe everything you see on the Internet."
Não dá pra acreditar que tem gente acreditando que sou eu mesmo nessa foto fumando, né ? Não fumo, não gosto nem do...Posted by Neymar Jr. on Thursday, June 25, 2015