Neymar cleared of wrongdoing
Neymar news here and it has nothing to do with the never-ending transfer saga our protagonist has found himself in.
This is altogether good news for the Brazilian attacker. He’s been cleared of any wrongdoing in the tax evasion case that Santos brought against him, his entourage and Barcelona. The case relates to his 2013 transfer to Europe.
The forward was fined €56.7 million last year for failing to report earnings from his contracts with Brazilian club Santos and Barcelona as well as earnings from sponsors between 2011 and 2014.
His father released a statement on behalf of the player yesterday: “It is with great joy we received the news of the termination of proceedings regarding the complaint on tax evasion directed by the Federal Public Ministry. The proceeding is officially closed, thus it proves the lawfulness on every action we took.
“During four years of unfounded accusations me, my family and our employees suffered a lot and in every possible way. But albeit lots of people doubt, there’s justice in our country. Accusation by accusation, one after the other, they were all defeated by our defence, leaving it clear that we did not evade not one penny in taxes.
“Now I hope we can focus only on our jobs, and that me and my family can have the peace we deserve.”