TOWN CAN'T STOP NEYMAR'S PARTY
A five-day party for 150 people hosted by Brazilian soccer star Neymar, pictured, is drawing scrutiny from local prosecutors, but Mangaratiba town officials said on Wednesday they can do nothing to stop the bash. Brazilian media said the Paris Saint Germain striker is hosting a party in Mangaratiba, a beachside town around 105 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro, but his public relations team was quoted as saying he was only a guest. Reports said he bought a disused hangar for the event and required all guests to give up their phones to prevent photos and videos leaking. The 28-year-old has received widespread condemnation for the event. However, the mayor's office in Mangaratiba said it cannot legislate private parties, adding “in the middle of a pandemic it is a question of each citizen's responsibility and good sense” whether to host parties.