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Neymar And Nike Part Ways After 15 Years

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Nike said Saturday it had parted ways with Neymar, ending one of its most high-profile sponsorship deals a decade and a half after signing the star striker as a 13-year-old prodigy.

“I can confirm Neymar is no longer a Nike athlete,” a spokesman for the US sportswear giant, Josh Benedek, said in an email to AFP, without giving further details.

Media reports said the 28-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil talisman was in talks with Nike’s German rivals Puma.

Brazilian news site UOL said Neymar and Nike had failed to reach a deal on how much money he would be paid for renewing his contract.

It said negotiations between the company and the footballer’s agents had run into trouble months ago.

Neymar’s communications team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Puma likewise did not immediately respond to questions about reports the company was in talks to sign him.

Neymar, who is fresh off the heartbreak of narrowly losing the Champions League final to Bayern Munich, currently holds the record for the most expensive football transfer in history.

PSG paid 222 million euros to bring him from Barcelona in 2017.

Forbes magazine, which ranks him the world’s seventh highest-paid celebrity, estimates his earnings for this year, including sponsorship deals, at $95.5 million.

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#EndSars: Man Gives Chilling Account Of How He Survived Gunshot Attack At The Lekki Tollgate | WATCH

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A Nigerian man who gave his name as Ayoola has shared the chilling story of how he survived Tuesday night, October 20, attack at the Lekki tollgate.

Ayoola who said he is a professional swimmer said the armed men who he described as soldiers started shooting at the protesters. He said he jumped into the river and that the alleged soldier pursued him into the river and continued firing shots.

He said he would have been dead if he wasn’t a good swimmer.

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Bola Tinubu Opens Up On Sponsoring Lekki Toll Gate Massacre | WATCH

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The leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has vehemently denied claims that he ordered military officers to shoot at peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.

Tinubu made the denial during a phone conversation with some aggrieved youths after the massacre in Lekki on Tuesday night.

The politician has been accused of masterminding the shooting which left over 50 protesters injured and over 7 people dead but in the phone conversation, he claimed he is innocent of the allegations.

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#EndSars: House Which Allegedly Belongs To Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Mother In Surulere Set On Fire | WATCH

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An apartment in Surulere, which supposedly belongs to Governor Babajide’s Sanwo-Olu’s mother, has been set on fire.

Business Day reported that eyewitnesses said the mother of the governor was removed from the house before the fire started.

This occurred after security operatives opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll gate.

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