reveal the controversial reason why he did not attend Pelé’s funeral
Last Thursday, December 29, Pelé died and many people decided to go to Brazil to say goodbye to the greatest soccer idol. The Brazilian legend had a 24-hour public wake at the stadium of the Saints, team where he forged a good part of his great career.
Thousands of people gathered to say goodbye to Pele in the Vila Belmiro stadium and even Gianni Infantino, president of the fIfa, moved to Brazil. However, there were also absences and one of them was that of neymar, who is one of the top stars of the Brazil’s selection in these times. In addition, Ney was also forged in the quarry of the Saints.
neymar could not travel to Brazil to fire Pelé, who always supported him in his career, for which he sent his father as a representative, a fact that did not go down well in Brazil.
Why didn’t Neymar attend Pelé’s funeral?
A report by TNT Brasil pointed out that the absence of neymar at the funeral of Pele it was because he psg he did not want to release it. However, other Brazilian media point out that the player saw it inappropriate to travel.
On the other hand, the newspaper Le Parisien pointed out: “the Parisian club is counting on its player (Neymar) for the next installments, while the calendar for the beginning of the year 2023 appears particularly busy. An express trip to Brazil at this point in the season it would not have been appropriate given the string of games that awaits the psg in January.”
Pele now rest in peace
Pele already rest in peace. The Brazilian star took his last walk through the streets of Saintsin the middle of the party of a crowd that sang and cried to the grave of their greatest idol.
Thousands of people wanted to say goodbye to the King, for many, the best footballer of all time, the only one who has won three World Cups: Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pele’.
The doors of Vila Belmiro were closed to the public. Thus closed the burning chapel of one day on the grass of the Santos stadium, which was attended by 230,000 people after enduring a line, at times, kilometer long.
In the center of the field, on top of a tent, Pelé’s open coffin, surrounded by family, friends and authorities who have trickled down the Santista stadium.
The president of the FIFA Gianni Infantino The head of state of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, attended on Monday and this Tuesday, two days after assuming the Presidency and accompanied by the first lady, Rosangela da Silva.
After the mass, eight cadets of the Sao Paulo Military Police, immaculately dressed, carried the black coffin with silver details on their shoulders. In the background, a funereal bugle call and the sound of some helicopters.
Giant banners were waving in the stands extolling the former striker, while uniformed officers carried his mortal remains to the top of a fire truck to begin the procession for Santos.
At the exit of Vila Belmiro, the solemnity disappeared. At that point, dozens of effervescent fans were waiting, equipped with drums and tuned throats.