Neymar’s Boot-balancing Goal Celebration wasn’t a NIKE PR Stunt, The Brazilian Play-maker Says It was Tribute, But to Who?
Lionel Messi at the Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo at the Nou Camp, Mauro Icardi at the San Siro, and of course, the most controversial yet, Neymar’s bizarre celebration after converting a penalty against Amiens in the Coupe de la Ligue
However, it’s not the celebration itself that sparked controversy on Social media, but the confusion surrounding the intent behind Neymar’s boot-balancing act; An Iconic Nike Mercurial boot sitting pretty on the Brazilian playmaker’s head
Although, an overwhelming number believed and quickly concluded that it was all a PR stunt intended to spread the gospel of Nike, Neymar himself has taken to Instagram to explain what his 53rd minute celebration was all about
The $263m man revealed to his followers on Social Media, that the celebration was in fact a tribute to his very good friend, Joao Celso Moraes, who’s famous among peers for his drink-balancing trick at parties
The Penalty was Neymar’s 20th goal of the season, and as Les Parisiens continue their promising campaign on all fronts, who says a tribute to a good friend isn’t a welcome celebration?