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Neymar Jr. Hilariously Rejects F1 Legend Lewis Hamilton’s Public Apology After Being Snubbed by Him at the Monaco GP

Published 05/30/2023, 12:15 PM EDT

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The worlds of Formula 1 and other sports have collided on more than one occasion in the recent past. In the last few years, F1 has become the prime destination for many prime-time celebrities and sporting stars. Neymar Jr is no exception. The PSG star was in attendance at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend. However, he was made to blush on international television! The culprit? It was none other than the 7x champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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Neymar has publicly sworn his allegiance to the Mercedes driver in the past. As it turns out, though, the 38-year-old racing ace goofed up big time on race day and it was at the expense of the 31-year-old Brazilian!

After snubbing Neymar Jr, Lewis Hamilton gets the cold shoulder online


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Race day is always a hectic affair for all the drivers. Naturally, Hamilton was also in the same mood. So, when Neymar was walking down the pit lane, giving an interview, Hamilton wasn’t really focusing on him. This meant that when the soccer player approached him, he gave him the apparent cold shoulder in front of millions of fans.

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Hamilton must have realized this, as he jumped onto his Instagram story. He reposted a video of the moment, and captioned it, “My bad bro.” Be that as it may, Neymar seemed to return the favor for Hamilton’s shenanigans on Sunday.


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Neymar replied by simply writing, “F*** u,” on his Instagram story.

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But it seems to be just banter between the two, given their long history of acquaintance.

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The banter was quite obvious in the social media posts of both the entities involved. Hence, there isn’t really a big feud brewing between the duo. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise, too. Both Neymar and Hamilton have known each other for a while now.


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For instance, as reported by the Mirror in 2021, “Lewis Hamilton linked up with Paris Saint-Germain superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at model Cindy Bruna’s 27th birthday party on Friday night. The French fashion icon hosted a star-studded event at the stylish Trattoria restaurant in Paris and lived up to recent tradition by inviting a number of PSG players.”


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Anirban Aly Mandal

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Anirban Aly Mandal is a senior F1 writer at EssentiallySports, with over 500 articles published on the platform. Anirban's love for F1 started when he discovered a copy of F1 2014 while playing on his computer, and he has since then dived deep into the world of motorsports. Anirban's expertise goes beyond just writing - he has also written several academic papers focused on the domain of motorsports.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare