With a very successful stint as Santos’ temper tantrum kid, 18 year old Neymar has had a tough time this year. After not being chosen to take a penalty kick during a league game, Neymar responded with a temper tantrum on the field and was banned from Brazil’s October friendlies so that he could calm down from the incident and check his attitude. He was the driving force in getting Santos’ very successful manager, Dorival Junior, sacked and was even caught taking a prostitute back to the team hotel.
Trying to get back on Santa’s good side, he decided to act charitably and help out during a party organized for the children of Santos employees. He handed out gifts, took pictures and signed autographs. All in his Santa Claus outfit.