NEYMAR can earn a staggering £327,000 (€375,000) ‘ethical bonus’ if he adheres to rules set out by Paris Saint-Germain, which includes applauding their fans after matches.
The French club responded to the report by confirming the policy also requires its players to do more than just clap towards their supporters after a game.
A player’s punctuality, their conduct with the media and gambling restrictions are also imposed within the terms of the ‘ethical bonus’ payment.
At the beginning of November Marco Verratti broke PSG’s code of ethics, after he was arrested for drink-driving.
The 26-year-old midfielder subsequently apologised for his conduct and PSG confirmed the player would not be receiving his ‘ethical bonus’.
PSG stars applauding to fans is a requirement to earn the ‘ethical bonus’
Marco Verratti broke PSG’s code of ethics, after he was arrested for drink-driving
“On the night of Oct. 30-31, Marco Verratti was subject to a roadside check in his car,” PSG said in a statement.
“It showed a blood alcohol content higher than the limit allowed for drivers on probation after recently obtaining their driving licence.
“The following day, our player spontaneously apologised to the coach and the PSG management.
“Following the rules that apply to all of our players as part of their contracts, Marco Verratti will be deprived of a portion of his monthly ethical bonus, which rewards players for the exemplary behaviour expected of them in all circumstances as PSG representatives.”
These latest revelations have come to light following the Football Leaks report, which revealed Kylian Mbappe’s supposed demands to PSG during his transfer from rivals Moncao.