Brazilian striker Neymar Jr faced a major backlash on Twitter for his inappropriate behaviour. Photograph:( Twitter )
Neymar shared a picture on social networking sites, featuring him in a bathing suit and sitting on a wheelchair.
He captioned the picture with one of Hawking's famous quotes: "One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in."
Stephen Hawking will be remembered as Britain's most famous modern-day scientist.
He spent most of his life was spent in a wheelchair crippled by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
ALS is is a form of motor neurone disease that attacks the nerves controlling voluntary movement.
He faced a major backlash on Twitter for his inappropriate behaviour.
Always ask someone if you aren’t sure about a social media post before posting it- Neymar edition. https://t.co/wks9jTVdGr— Caught Offside (@COsoccerpod) March 14, 2018
Great to see Neymar drawing inspiration from Stephen Hawking as he adjusts to living his life with a sore ankle for a few weeks. https://t.co/VogGFNBI7j— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) March 14, 2018
Neymar there, with his sore metatarsal and sprained ankle, marking Stephen Hawking's death by cheerily comparing himself to quadriplegic Stephen Hawking ???? pic.twitter.com/f9bkh5AEhb— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 14, 2018