Neymar has reportedly sent Richarlison €30,000 (£26,000) and told him to remove his face from his back after the Tottenham star got his Brazilian pal tattooed on himself.
Richarlison was a big hit for Brazil at the World Cup and he has since marked his Qatar adventure with a massive tattoo on his back. It features himself, Neymar and Ronaldo Nazario.
The 25-year-old was in fine form throughout the tournament, scoring three times in total including a sensational scissor kick goal against Serbia. Ultimately, Brazil fell short of their expectations when they crashed out of World Cup on penalties to Croatia.
But Richarlison’s tattoo gesture does not appear to have impressed Neymar, who has given his compatriot £26,000 to get the ink removed, according to Globo Sport. And fans do not appear to be in love with the tattoo either.
One fan tweeted: “Did you guys see richarlison’s tattoo? Why did he tattoo neymar? The ronaldo? The flag of Brazil? HIMSELF?”
Another wrote: “The tattoo turned out awful but I still think neymar is looking even worse. by the way, this is richarlison’s back lmao he’s the one who got the tattoo.”
A third posted: “I can’t stand this Richarlison tattoo.”
Since Brazil’s exit from the World Cup, Richarlison has since returned to England ahead of the return of the Premier League. However, he is out for at least a month after suffering a hamstring injury while in Qatar.
After getting injured in the warm-up, the striker played on through the pain against Croatia lasting 84 minutes before being replaced by Pedro. It meant that the Spurs man was not on the pitch to take a penalty as Brazil missed twice from the spot.