Neymar Being Investigated By FIFA For Exposing ‘Prohibited’ Underpants At World Cup

Chris Wright

26th, June 2014


By Chris Wright

Brazil Soccer WCup Cameroon Brazil

It’s not often you hear Neymar and Nicklas Bendtner lumped into the same bracket, but it would appear that the former is following the latter’s lead in getting himself investigated for wearing unlawful shreddies at a major football tournament.

Bendtner was famously fined €100,000 by UEFA for exposing the waistband on his Paddy Power-sponsored boxer shorts after scoring for Denmark at Euro 2012.

Now, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL, FIFA are investigating Neymar’s choice of underwear after the striker stripped to his shorts following Brazil’s 4-1 trouncing of Cameroon, thus exposing the waistband of what are delightfully being referred to as his “prohibited pants”.

Apparently Neymar has commercial ties with Lupo underwear, having been a “brand ambassador” (eeugh, our apologies for even having to make you say that in your head) for the company since 2011 – though we’ve no idea if those are Lupo pants he’s sporting in the photos.

Anyway, all this is quite right. Non-approved pants truly are the scourge of the modern game and FIFA are the only ones who can protect us from it/them.

Indeed, what about Sulley Muntari? While the Ghana midfielder has already managed to get himself sent home in disgrace, FIFA really should hang him out to dry for wearing his shorts like this for the last 20 minutes of the Germany game…


The horror! To the ducking stool!

(Via Dirty Tackle)

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  1. Chris says:

    This money and branding horseshit is getting on my tits.
    Why should we or anyone else be bothered about his sweaty pants.

    Is there an official world cup underpants brand?

    FIFA? – more like fucking ‘FOOFOO’

  2. savage says:

    FIFA is so right here, i was so offended when i saw neymars waist. i still haven’t gotten over bendtners Paddy Power Panty (say that 5 times fast) incident in 2012. we’re truly lucky to have FIFA, able to point out the real criminals of the game and act accordingly…

  3. Kingsland101 says:

    Hang on, so FIFA fined Bendtner the same amount for wearing underwear with a high waistband as they did Suarez for biting someone? … Sadly that’s not surprising.

  4. Tom the Bees fan says:

    wonder if hell get a bigger fine than Suarez like bendtner got a bigger fine than the racism. corporate money is clearly more important to fifa than the games reputation.

  5. Jarren says:

    Quite so, Tom.

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