Widely considered as one of the best footballers in the world, Neymar has had a homophobic complaint made against him after he called his mother’s bisexual boyfriend a “little fag.”
The coverage of the complaint follows the leaking of an audio recording of a private conversation between Neymar and several of his friends which were leaked to the press.
The result has led to Brazilian LGBT+ activist Agripino Magalhaes, filing a complaint against the international footballer Neymar at the São Paulo public prosecutor’s office for homophobia.
The activist has announced on Instagram that he intends to file a complaint for the crime of homophobia and incitement to hatred.
In the recording, Neymar said 22-year-old Tiago Ramos, the boyfriend of his 52-year-old mother Nadine Gonçalves, is a “little fag” and a “motherfucker.”
One of his friends said that he should “put a broom in the ass.”
Nadine Gonçalves had even made public her relationship with the young man in April and it was later revealed that Ramos is bisexual.
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The footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team is a devout Christian evangelical.
He pays 10% of his income, to a Pentecostal church in São Paulo, whose pastor predicted when he was 14 that he would become one of the best soccer players in the world.
He is also a supporter of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
In April 2019, he appeared with the Brazilian head of state and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.