While PSG ace Kylian Mbappe was claiming an awards double on Sunday, Neymar decided to give Ligue 1’s big end-of-season ceremony the swerve.
Indeed, the 27 years old Brazilian wasn’t present to support Mbappe as his Paris Saint-Germain teammate won both the Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards at the prestigious Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP) Football Awards Ceremony in Paris.
Instead, Neymar was across town frolicking with Rihanna, who is in France ahead of the launch of her new luxury fashion range in Paris later this week. The Toe Poke’s knowledge of the Parisian nightclub scene leads it to believe they were at BOUMBOUM in the 8th arrondissement.
Neymar has previously ditched the illustrious award bash, with the 27-year-old famously opting not to attend the 2018 Ballon d’Or ceremony in favour of spending the evening live-streaming himself playing Call of Duty.
Neymar finished in a lowly 12th place in the official Ballon d’Or voting last year, which is perhaps the reason he exclusively decided to stay in and play video games.
Based on the fact that he won nothing at the previous UNFP Awards as well, it would seem that there’s a distinct pattern beginning to emerge.