In a stunning turn of events, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Neymar has been hit with a hefty fine of £2.6 million. The penalty comes as a consequence of the Brazilian forward’s involvement in the construction of an artificial lake at his lavish mansion situated in Mangaratiba, a coastal town south of Rio de Janeiro. This article delves into the details of the case, shedding light on the irregularities that led to this substantial fine.
Neymar’s Flouting of Planning Rules
On June 22, it was revealed that Neymar, aged 31, had become the subject of an investigation by the local council in Mangaratiba. The investigation was launched due to a multitude of “irregularities” discovered during a thorough examination of the construction project at his mansion. It was uncovered that the PSG star had failed to comply with planning regulations, allowing construction to commence without obtaining the necessary licenses.
Environmental Violations and Fines
In a statement issued by the concerned council, it was confirmed that four fines had been imposed on Neymar for “environmental violations in the construction of an artificial lake at the player’s mansion.” The council further detailed the numerous infractions that were discovered, highlighting Neymar’s engagement in unauthorized activities.
The statement revealed that the footballer had undertaken construction work without the required environmental authorization. Moreover, he was found to have tampered with the land by removing soil and vegetation without obtaining the necessary permits. Additionally, Neymar had taken water from a natural source and diverted it without proper documentation.
The Ramifications of Neymar’s Actions
As news of Neymar’s transgressions spread, social media erupted with complaints, drawing attention to the Brazilian superstar’s misconduct. The construction site at his mansion was subsequently cordoned off, and all work was promptly halted.
Despite the ongoing investigation and restrictions, reports have emerged suggesting that Neymar visited the site and even hosted a party, further exacerbating the gravity of the situation. Consequently, punishments are now being meted out to hold him accountable for his actions.