FIFA Investigating Brazilian Player Neymar For Displaying 'Prohibited Underwear'
Brazilian news site UOL.com reported FIFA is investigating Brazilian player Neymar "for displaying prohibited underwear during his country's 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday," according to Troy Machir of SPORTING NEWS. Part of Neymar's Speedo undergarments "were exposed during the customary post-match procedure of exchanging jerseys with an opposing player." Speedo "is not a World Cup-sanctioned line of clothing." FIFA is investigating whether Neymar "purposefully exposed his Speedo briefs as a marketing ploy." At the 2012 European Championships, Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner was fined over $125,000 by UEFA "for revealing the name of a betting firm on the waistband on his undergarments during a goal celebration" (SPORTING NEWS, 6/25).