Neymar Brushes Off Overweight Claims by Fans

By Amreen
Neymar responded to claims that he is over weight and out of shape
Neymar responded to claims that he is over weight and out of shape / Pool/Getty Images

Neymar has brushed off claims that he is "overweight" and "out of shape" after being ruthlessly mocked by fans and media in France.

The Paris Saint-Germain star's weight was questioned after a shirtless picture of him began doing the rounds on social media, prompting fans to slam his physique and fitness levels. The picture was taken while the 29-year-old was on holiday following his exploits at Copa America earlier this summer.

The French media suggested that the Brazilian looked "out of shape" during PSG's win over Reims last weekend, and Neymar took to social media to address the baseless claims.

He posted on his Instagram story, saying of the Chile match: "Did we play well? No! Did we win? Yes!"

He then addressed criticism of his weight, saying: "The shirt was size G (large), I'm at my weight. Next game I'll order an M," along with several laughing emojis.

Neymar is next up against Lionel Messi's Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers, in a rematch of July's Copa America final, which Messi's team won 1-0. Brazil currently sit top of South America's World Cup qualifying group having won all seven of their games.