On January 26, 2020, the world said goodbye to one of its greatest sportsmen, Kobe Bryant. A brutal and tragic death which had moved many personalities around the world including his friend Neymar. The day of his death, the Brazilian virtuoso had celebrated his goal against Lille by representing with his fingers the number 24, the number that Kobe wore at the Lakers. “I knew him and I made this celebration for him, his number. I hope he will rest in peace,” he said at the time at the microphone of Canal +. Even more symbolic, the Parisian number 10 has decided to pay a new tribute to the late basketball player. This December 12, Neymar was indeed tattooed on the outside of the thigh a famous quote from Black Mamba, in which the latter declared: “People do not understand how much I am obsessed with victory”. This is not the only tattoo made by Ney since another, representing Goku, was also being developed on the footballer’s back. A reference that fans of the Japanese manga Dragon Ball will necessarily appreciate.
While he had started his week on the hats of wheels following his hat-trick against Istanbul Basaksehir, – after the controversy linked to the racist remarks of the referee – Neymar suffered another hard blow this Sunday, December 13. In addition to his team’s defeat against Olympique Lyonnais, (0-1) which brought the capital club down to 3rd place in the Ligue 1 standings, the former Santos player was again injured in all end of the match. His compatriot and OL midfielder, Thiago Mendes, indeed sheared Neymar’s ankle after a very strong tackle. Remained on the ground for long minutes, the Parisian finally came out in tears, on a stretcher. If the 1st observations “would favor a big sprain” according to the journalist of Canal +, Olivier Tallaron, no official information has however yet been issued by the PSG on this subject