DAVID LUIZ has won a legal battle against a construction company that called him “amateur” and used a photo of him crying in one of their adverts.
The Arsenal ace has received around £4,400 in compensation, according to uol.com.
Wemake Construction used the famous image of Luiz crying after Brazil were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 World Cup.
The picture of Luiz crying had written next to it: “I just wanted to make my people happy.”
Text underneath the image said: “When you hire amateurs to take care of your family’s dream, it is almost certain to be 7 to 1.”
Luiz sued the company for misuse of image and moral damage.
The initial complaint was thrown out but Luiz, who last season set the record for most penalties conceded over the course of a campaign, won on appeal.
Judges ruled the second time round that the construction company could not have used Luiz’s image without his permission.
Brazil were memorably smashed 7-1 by Joachim Low’s side in the 2014 semi-final.
Germany went onto beat Argentina 1-0 in the final to win their fourth title.