Neymar faces criminal complaint over anti-gay comment

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Brazil and PSG star man, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, is facing criminal complaints about an anti-gay comment on social media.

A gay right activist in his home country, filed the suit against the football star after Neymar called his mother’s boyfriend an anti-gay slur in comments leaked to the media.

Activist Agripino Magalhaes said on Instagram that he planned to press charges against Neymar and his friends for “criminal homophobia, hate speech, and death threats” over the comments.

Making the confirmation to AFP, the Sao Paulo prosecutor’s office confirmed that it had received the complaint, which it must now examine to decide whether to open a case against the 28-year-old.

In the audio recording, Neymar can be heard using slurs against his mother’s new boyfriend, Tiago Ramos, as he and his friends discuss a supposed fight between the couple.

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Brazil’s tabloid press was soon running lurid stories about Ramos, a model who is openly bisexual.

Neymar and his friends were discussing rumors that the new couple had had a violent fight, after Ramos was hospitalized last Tuesday with arm wounds sustained at Goncalves’s house, according to police.

Neymar said his mother had lied to her family, indicating he did not believe her story that Ramos had tripped on the stairs and cut himself on a pane of glass.

One of his friends can be heard saying that they should assault Ramos with a broomstick in the anus.
Neighbors reportedly said they heard screaming from a fight at Goncalves’s house the night Ramos was injured.

Neymar’s communications team has declined to comment on the complaint, as at the time of filing this report.

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