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Neymar’s much-anticipated song release ended up being a weird inside joke

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Muito feliz por mais essa conquista, galera. Com vocês, uma palinha da minha 1ª música de trabalho: "Yo Necesito". Curtiram? #Neymusico

Posted by Neymar Jr. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Reports emerged on Monday that Neymar would be releasing a song from an upcoming album. Immediately interest was piqued at what kind of train wreck it would be. Let’s be real: When athletes become musicians it’s normally horrible, except for Shaquille O’Neal’s 1993 song “(I Know I Got) Skillz,” which is the greatest piece of music in human history — but I digress.

So, Neymar told everyone to watch his Facebook page on Wednesday for his first song to drop, and we got this. It’s okay if you don’t speak Portugese, because here’s a translation of the horrible song.

To play the ball I need boldness and joy. To play the ball I need boldness and joy, to be be with the fates, to be with the fates. É 'tois'. É 'tois'. É 'tois'

What the hell does that mean?

Well, nothing — not really. This is all an elaborate inside joke between Neymar and Brazilian singer Thiaguinho. In 2013 Thiaguinho started a craze by making the letter “T” with his arms during concerts, which Neymar adopted as a goal celebration.

Italy v Brazil: Group A - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

It stood for “trois,” meaning “us,” and was designed to refer to the singer and soccer player thinking alike. They even developed a motto together: boldness and joy. Recognize that from the song?

Wait ... so did Neymar just attract the attention of the world to make a joke with his friend?


So, there’s no real album?

Judging from the song, hopefully not.