After losing €1 million in just one hour at an online casino, Neymar’s attitude has been described as “bizarre”.
The star player for Paris Saint-Germain is a passionate poker player. Since he has been unable to participate in team activities due to an injury, he has devoted even more attention to the card game.
But, according to the Brazilian news agency Globo Esporte, Neymar lost one million euros (about £880,000) in the span of just one hour.
For most people, achieving that kind of financial success would be fulfilling a lifelong goal, but for Neymar, it would be nothing more than pocket change.
His viewers could record his uncensored reaction to the game as he was streaming it on his Twitch account, and it was, to put it mildly, rather peculiar.
Initially, he acted as though he was crying; then he screamed as a spoof version of the theme song from the film Titanic started playing in the backdrop of the proceedings. Neymar could be heard saying, “Oh f**k,” before giggling.
The remark, “I’m going to put this on YouTube,” was heard coming from the mouth of the 31 year old and was reacting jokingly to one of his buddies. This was in response to a buddy’s statement, “From a million to zero in one hour.”
The Brazilian was streaming live throughout the entire two-hour session. At that time, he responded humorously to the serious situation by throwing the money away and making light of it.
How Good Is Neymar At Poker?
There is widespread consensus that he can play poker at a level on par with a professional. Last February, he was the subject of much criticism for this habit.
In the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, when Paris Saint-Germain lost to Bayern Munich, he received a lot of criticism for his team’s performance.
Galtier, Neymar’s manager at Paris Saint-Germain, was asked about the possibility of playing poker after his club was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League. Galtier said, “I don’t believe it’s a problem.”
“Neymar and I talked in which I communicated my concerns with him. It is not inappropriate for him to participate in poker games on his day off.
Neymar’s Monthly Earnings
The French news site L’Équipe has just published a list of the players in Ligue 1 who have the highest salary, and it came as no surprise to see the guy who had played for Barcelona towards the top of the list.
Reports indicate that Neymar takes home a salary from PSG in the amount of €3,675,000 each and every month in earnings. This sum does not consider any incentives, sponsorships, or any sources of income that Neymar may receive in the future.
Followers clearly regarded the event as having comical potential.
Someone said, “For him, it is nothing more than a drop in the ocean,” which is a great understatement.
Another individual said, “I feel sad for him, but April is coming, and he’s getting his money back.”
Someone said, “I’ve already sent him my wage for the month,” in response to the previous statement.