Neymar ‘Honors’ Stephen Hawking And Is Later Criticized In Social Networks

◼️ The Brazilian uploaded a picture of him with his leg immobilized and one of the phrases of the recently deceased astrophysicist. Social networks didn’t forgive him and he was criticized by the image.

After the death of the British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, which took place only a few days ago, the PSG striker, the Brazilian Neymar Jr., wanted to pay tribute to him, although the gesture backfired.

The tribute consisted of uploading a photo where it appears with the leg that was operated recently immobilized with an orthopedic boot and sitting in a wheelchair very similar to the one used by the scientist. Coupled with the image a phrase of Hawking himself: “You have to have a positive attitude and get the best out of the situation you are in.”

Social networks didn’t forgive the player who was criticized for trying to compare his injury (fracture in the fifth metatarsal) with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which the scientist suffered throughout most of his life and which prevents him from moving his body.

“What … for breaking a toe of one foot?” or “What kind of tweet is that?” are some of the more ‘soft’ comments that criticized Neymar, along with others that indicated greater annoyance. Although there were fans who supported him.

Neymar continues to recover from the injury in his right foot that prevented him from playing the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Real Madrid. And in his rehabilitation process in Brazil he wanted to remember Stephen William Hawking, an astrophysicist who died on Wednesday.

That phrase of the astrophysicist is framed within a much broader thought of Hawking to refer to the attitude to his illness: “If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it’s not right to blame the world or hope that it will take pity on you. You have to have a positive attitude and you must get the best out of the situation you are in. If you have a physical disability, you can’t afford to have a psychological disability.”


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