Neymar Under Investigation for His Underwear Choice

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 26, 2014

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It's not quite on the same level as Luis Suarez's biting investigation, but fellow South American striker Neymar is finding himself in FIFA's doghouse for the heinous act of wearing non-sponsored underpants. 

Underpants. 

This is FIFA, after all, the same nonprofit that made beer-guzzling in Brazilian stadiums legal again so that their sponsor, Budweiser, could rake in the cash during the World Cup. One's underpants being exposed without a company sponsor is clearly a big deal. 

In the aftermath of Brazil's 4-1 dismantling of Cameroon, images emerged of a shirtless Neymar with his underpants exposed. When they weren't the sponsored brand, alarms went off and an investigation is now underway according to Brazilian outlet UOL. 

For those who find this situation bizarre, this is par for the course with FIFA. Danish player Nicklas Bendtner was slapped with a £80,000 (roughly $125,000) fine for exposing his underpants with a sponsor after scoring a goal in the 2012 European Championships. 

Yes, that hefty hit is exponentially higher than fines levied in Spain (£45,000), Serbia (£16,500) or Croatia (£10,000) for racism-related incidents. 

Neymar has previously been under close watch because of his underwear of choice while at Barcelona. 

FIFA rules: Don't be racist, but don't you dare turn your back on the brand. 

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