Coronavirus: Neymar denies flouting social distancing rules

Neymar has denied flouting social distancing rules following his return to his native Brazil.

The 28-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward posted pictures on Instagram which showed him sunbathing and playing foot-volleyball with a group of friends.

Neymar said in a statement the people in the photographs had travelled with him from Paris in a private jet and were in quarantine with him.

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“The photograph… shows Neymar alongside people who are in quarantine with him, people who travelled with him from Paris to Brazil,” said his spokesman in a statement published by the Globo media group in Brazil.

“Neymar invited those people to spend the 14 days in quarantine there before joining their respective families.”

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The statement added the only visit he had received was from his son Davi Lucca and the striker had avoided meeting other relatives, including his mother, grandmother and sister.

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