Petistas celebrated the injury of the attacker who supported Bolsonaro; player injured in the 1st game of the selection in the World Cup
The elected federal deputy and member of the Cities of Transition nucleus, Guilherme Boulos (Psol-SP), criticized the public celebrations made by PT members for the injury suffered by the player Neymar during the 1st game of the Brazilian team in the World Cup in Qatar. For him, the ironies of the episode “Not suitable”.
“I don’t think that’s appropriate. I’m a football fan, I’m a Corinthians fan, I’ve been going to the stadium since I was 6 years old, and I really like the Brazilian team. By the way, I think that the Cup is an opportunity for the national symbols, including the national team shirt, our jersey, to be reappropriated by the whole of Brazil and not to be an instrument of political struggle or appropriated only by the Brazilian extreme right”, said in an interview with CNN Brazil last Saturday (26.Nov.2022).
Boulos stated that he hopes that Neymar will recover, even “disagreeing head on” of his political positions. The attacker is a supporter of Jair Bolsonaro (PL). Before the 2nd round of elections, he promised a tribute to the president at the Cup, despite FIFA banning political manifestations in the tournament.
“In a democracy, he has the right to have his positions, and I hope he recovers and helps Brazil win the sixth”, Boulos said.
The elected congressman also stated that the president of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, did not celebrate the player’s injury. “What she said was that he played poorly and that’s a legitimate assessment of the game.”
The petista watched the national team match at the CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil), headquarters of the transitional government, in Brasília. The group’s coordinator and elected vice-president, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB) also watched the match at the venue.
Questioned at halftime about the striker, Gleisi said: “I didn’t even see him in the game.” At the end of the game, when asked again about the player’s departure, she declared: “It was late”.