Sat. Apr 20th, 2024
alert-–-neymar-throws-the-first-pitch-at-miami-marlins-mlb-season-opener-–-the-day-after-partying-with-david-beckham-–-as-the-brazil-star-tries-out-a-new-sport-amid-ongoing-acl-recoveryAlert – Neymar throws the first pitch at Miami Marlins MLB season opener – the day after partying with David Beckham – as the Brazil star tries out a new sport amid ongoing ACL recovery

Neymar threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Miami Marlins MLB season opener on Thursday – the day after he went for drinks with David Beckham in the city.

The Brazil star saw his throw caught by Marlins star Luis Arraez to loud cheers at loanDepot park, and the striker saluted the crowd with a big smile and finger wave into the air.

The Marlins even shared a video of Neymar’s visit on their X (Twitter) account and he also posed for a picture with Nick Gordon, Jazz Chisolm Jr and Arraez before their game against Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Brazilian is currently recovering from surgery to repair anterior cruciate ligaments and meniscus injuries in his left knee – an injury that rules him out of this summer’s Copa America, which is held in the United States.

The 32-year-old’s appearance on the mound for the Marlins game came a day after he went out with David Beckham, the Inter Miami co-owner.

Neymar was out with David Beckham in Miami on Wednesday night at a steakhouse

Neymar was out with David Beckham in Miami on Wednesday night at a steakhouse 

On Thursday, Neymar threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Miami Marlins game

On Thursday, Neymar threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Miami Marlins game 

The Brazilian star saluted the crowd after a warm welcome from the Marlins fanbase

The Brazilian star saluted the crowd after a warm welcome from the Marlins fanbase 

The duo were tagged in a picture with David Grutman, the owner of several restaurants in Miami including Gekko, where they spent their Wednesday night.

Grecko, a Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant, is a celebrity hotspot in Miami. Owner Grutman appears to be close friends with Beckham and is a regular at Miami’s Major League Soccer games.

While he’s in town, Neymar could be tempted to reunite with his former Barcelona attackers in Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, with both of course now playing for Beckham’s Miami team.

Together in Spain, the trio spearheaded Barcelona’s charge to Champions League glory in 2015.

Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 and later played with Messi again – the Argentina World Cup winner spent two year in the French capital from 2021 before his blockbuster MLS move.

Neymar now plays for Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia, moving from Paris in 2023. 

During his time in Miami, Neymar also made it to the Miami Heat NBA game on Tuesday night – they lost 113-92 to Golden State Warriors.