Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked football star Neymar for his support on Sunday, three weeks before the second round of the presidential election against Lula. “Neymar, thank you. Thank you for your concern, not for my fate, but for that of your country. I am a simple soldier. You are on top“Said the head of state during an interview that lasted more than four hours on the Pilhado Youtube channel.
“Neymar lives abroad (in Paris), sees what is happening in the world. He must say to himself: I don’t miss anything, but I don’t want my loved ones to suffer like the inhabitants of the villagesfrom Latin America ruled by the left, such as Venezuela, Argentina, Chile or Nicaragua.
“He is not afraid to expose himself and has a huge following among young people who are voting for the first time.in this election, he insisted.
The Paris SG striker had taken a stand in favor of the far-right president three days before the first round of the presidential election, smilingly miming an election jingle in a video on TikTok.
The next day he defended himself from the many criticisms received on social media.
“We talk about democracy and many things, but when someone has a different opinion they are attacked by the same people who talk about democracy. Will understand“, Tweeted the number 10 of the Seleçao.
During this Sunday’s interview, videos of other sportsmen cheering Jair Bolsonaro were projected on the screen, with for example the messages of the former Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo, who plays today at Fluminense, or the former basketball player Nenê Hilario, who played 17 years in the NBA, most notably the Denver Nuggets.
Even the Head of State took advantage of this fluvial interview to deal again with “thiefhis opponent in the second round, former left-wing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“Lula overtook Al Capone. Al Capone was a pickpocket next to Lula“, He launched, in reference to the famous gangster who ruled the world of crime in Chicago in the 1920s.
Even the leftist candidate, whom the polls favor for the second round on October 30, did not hesitate to attack his opponent on Sunday: “Bolsonaro lies effortlessly, he never tells the truth“Said the former steel worker at a press conference in Belo Horizonte (south-east).