Neymar’s tribute to Stephen Hawking has been poorly received by his Instagram followers.
The Pairs Saint-Germain forward posted a picture of himself on the social media site, with his shirt off and his leg in a protective boot, complete with a quote by the former scientist.
Hawking, 76, passed away on Wednesday, and was forced to spend much of his life in a wheelchair due to an acute motor neurone disease.
The Brazilian’s post has not gone down well with his followers, of which he has over 90 million.
He wrote: 'You have to have a positive attitude and get the best out of the situation you are in.
Check out the post below.
Você tem que ter uma atitude positiva e tirar o melhor da situação na qual se encontra. Stephen Hawking A post shared by Nj neymarjr (@neymarjr) on Mar 14, 2018 at 10:57am PDT