01:06 GMT16 January 2021
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    Neymar has made headlines since he moved to Barcelona, where he would throw lavish birthday parties – and little has changed since he became a PSG player. Now he is partying in Brazil, which is one of the worst-hit countries in terms of COVID-19.

    The Brazilian footballer has come under heavy criticism after Brazil's O Globo newspaper revealed he was reportedly hosting around 500 revellers at a five-day party in a luxury villa near Rio de Janeiro. 

    ​The newspaper revealed that Neymar tried to prevent media leaks and banned guests from bringing mobile phones and other devices. His plan did not work out. The newspaper has reported that 500 people are partying in the mansion’s basement, which is equipped with acoustic protection. There have also been reports that the party could be taking place in an underground bunker near Neymar's home that he has used in the past.   

    Netizens have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration over the reports, with some mocking the football star and others calling his purported partying shameful for the country.

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