Neymar had an, um, unusual tribute to the late scientific icon Stephen Hawking.
The Brazilian star, who is currently recovering from foot surgery, posted a photo on his social media accounts on Wednesday of himself in a wheelchair and captioned it with a quote from the world-renowned theoretical physicist. Oh, and Neymar was only wearing underwear.
“One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well,” Hawking wrote in a 1984 issue of Science Digest.
I think Neymar’s current physical disability is just a little bit different than what Hawking was writing about, but it’s good to see that he’s approaching his rehab with a positive attitude. Still, it’s a little scary that Brazil’s best player is in a wheelchair just three months before the World Cup.