A Brazilian LGBT activist has lodged a lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain as French teams await the resumption of the Ligue 1, for “homophobia and hatred incitement” with Neymar Jr.
According to the French Press Agency (AFP), the LGBT activist, Agripino Magalhaes, filed a complaint against the Brazilian footballer at the prosecutor’s office in Sao Paulo, after the footballer called his mother’s boyfriend a “little fag**t.” Neymar threw the insult after the boyfriend of his mother revealed that he was bisexual.
Following the leak of a voice message the Brazilian star had sent to his friends, the homophobic language went public.
The same source confirmed Neymar ‘s mother, 52-year-old Nadine Goncalves, who made public her relationship with the young man shortly before the homophobia row.
A prosecutor must investigate the charges, and then determine whether or not to prosecute the Brazilian athlete. On June 8, on his Instagram account, the complainant, Magalhaes, revealed that he planned to file a complaint about “homophobic crime and incitement to hatred.”
Neymar called his mother’s boyfriend Tiago Ramos ‘viadinho,’ a Portuguese offensive word used to refer to homosexuals in Brazil. It was rumored that the mother of Ramos and Neymar had broken up but it seems they are still in a relationship. Following an accident that resulted in the couple ‘s apartment cutting Ramos by a glass, before being taken to hospital by an ambulance.
The audio was posted on Twitch and later was released by Leo Dias on Metropoles, where Neymar is heard threatening the 23-year-old and telling his friend to stab his butt with a broomstick. Following the incident, an LGBT+ organization lodged a complaint against Neymar for using the derogatory term ‘viadinho’ (f*g) to refer to Ramos.
In 2019, after a Brazilian woman accused him of raping her in Paris, where he lives, Neymar endured another sex-related charge. The case has been closed because of a lack of evidence against the PSG star.