This article about the Neymar business was written two years ago, but still gives a proper insight in the way the business is built, and his father’s role in it. ‘Up to a certain point Neymar is my son, but from the moment he leaves home, he becomes my business.’

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By Pedro Lopes Guimarães

Three days before Brazil’s presidential election run-off vote, two people exchange WhatsApp messages containing extracts from a statement from Neymar supporting Aécio Neves, the PSDB party candidate. The player himself was not part of the discussion.