Many people thought the tweet was insensitive Image: Twitter
Neymar is not only going through a tough time in Paris Saint-Germain. He is also going through a tough time on Twitter.
This time around, he's getting bashed by tweeple because he, in a way, compared himself to Stephen Hawking. People obviously didn't lap this up well. The thing is, Neymar is currently using a wheelchair to recover from his ankle injury. And he considered it apt to pay tribute to the legendary astrophysicist while posing with it.
Here's how tweeple reacted to it
Você tem que ter uma atitude positiva e tirar o melhor da situação na qual se encontra.— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) March 14, 2018
Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/JE2MtyuT6b
Neymar there, with his sore metatarsal and sprained ankle, marking Stephen Hawking's death by cheerily comparing himself to quadriplegic Stephen Hawking 🤦 pic.twitter.com/f9bkh5AEhb— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 14, 2018
Fucking hell Neymar, Stephen Hawking had motor neurone disease, not a broken foot 😑 pic.twitter.com/lrZWNpXKjo— Ryan (@Ryan_Dodds) March 14, 2018
Because a multimillionaire footballer stuck in a chair for a few weeks while a small bone heals is JUST like Stephen Hawking... Or maybe Neymar heard that this Hawking chap was obsessed with 'the stars'? https://t.co/zcwurO8rym— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) March 14, 2018
How utterly embarrassing was Neymar's tweet about Stephen Hawking. What a self centered clown.— Calvin (@curious_calvin) March 15, 2018
Neymar posted a picture of himself in a wheelchair in a self-centred post about Stephen Hawking’s death. Has there ever been a worse tribute by someone? https://t.co/6U1KPd54R3— Ines (@inihelene) March 16, 2018
Hawking passed away at age 76 after suffering from a degenerative motor neuron disease for a lifetime. He contracted the health complication at the age of 21. And Neymar is trying his best to throw some life into his football career.