Brazilian talisman Neymar Jr. can be a tricky customer to predict. When at his best, the Brazilian can run circles around defenders, but his attitude can sometimes be rather questionable.
Just take this incident for example. Neymar snubbed the Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP) football awards ceremony in order to party and hang out with pop music sensation Rihanna instead.
From Barbados to Paris. The first glimpse into the @FentyOfficial Maison.https://t.co/EY3GwUZKvW#FENTY #rihanna pic.twitter.com/1BIpNlyaZJ
— LVMH (@LVMH) May 20, 2019
Reportedly, Rihanna was in Paris to promote her new luxury fashion brand, and joining her at the launch was Neymar himself, choosing to chill with ‘RiRi’ instead of being with his teammates at the award ceremony.
🇫🇷 @KMbappe's Career:
🏟 176 Games
⚽️ 100 Goals
🎯 57 Assists
🏆🏆🏆 Ligue 1
🏆 French Cup
🏆 League Cup
🏆 World Cup
🥇🥇🥇 Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year
🥇 Ligue 1 Player of the Year
🥇 French Player of the Year
🥇 Golden Boy
🥇 FIFPro World XI
👏 Phenomenon. pic.twitter.com/wxQdDG0iYO
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 20, 2019
His Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammate Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show at the awards, winning Ligue 1 player of the season, as well as young player of the season. Neymar himself won a spot in the Team of the Year despite not being present.
As can be seen, Neymar posted the photo with Rihanna on his Instagram, captioning it “Queen and powerful woman 👑🤫 @badgalriri.”
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Needless to say, fans won’t be too happy seeing this bit of behavior from the superstar.