…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Paris Saint Germain forward, Neymar, could be subjected to a hefty fine of $1 million for his involvement in a construction project at his residence in Brazil that is considered an “environmental infraction.”
The construction in Mangaratiba, situated approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, was halted by authorities in the country’s capital after alleged violations were discovered.
Construction without Environmental Authorization
According to a statement from the mayor’s office, the construction project on Neymar’s lavish mansion was being carried out without the necessary environmental authorization.
The authorities responded to complaints received on social media and subsequently conducted an investigation, uncovering several environmental infractions.
Illegal Appropriation of Resources
The investigation revealed that Neymar’s construction project involved the illegal appropriation of river water and the diversion of a canal.
Additionally, beach sand was being used without a permit, and there were instances of unauthorized excavation and transfer of dirt, stones, and rocks.
Anticipated Fine and Inspection Incident
In light of the irregularities discovered, the mayor’s office stated that an assessment of the violations would be conducted, leading to the issuance of a fine.
Based on the estimated environmental damage caused, the fine is expected to exceed five million reais (approximately $1 million).
Neymar’s father, Neymar da Silva Santos, was present during the inspection at the construction site and engaged in arguments with inspectors.
A video capturing the incident was made public by the authorities and broadcasted by local media.
Neymar’s Mansion and Recent Injury
Neymar acquired the mansion in 2016, which spans 10,000 square meters (2.5 acres) and boasts amenities such as a helipad, spa, and gym.
However, the football star has faced setbacks in his career, with his last appearance on the field occurring in February 2023 due to a right ankle injury.
As a result of the injury, he underwent surgery in Doha, Qatar, in March.
Uncertain Future at PSG
Apart from the ongoing environmental controversy, Neymar’s future at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) remains uncertain.
The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer is reportedly considering a departure from the club during the summer transfer window if a suitable offer materializes.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn