Federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) watched the match between Brazil and Switzerland in the World Cup as a VIP guest of a friend of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, according to Folha de S.Paulo.
The son of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and his wife, Heloísa, were spotted at the World Cup on Tuesday (28) by FIFA’s official broadcast taking pictures at stadium 974, in Doha. The fact generated discomfort among Bolsonaristas, who remain in front of the barracks protesting against the result of the elections, which elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) president.
Eduardo and his wife were with a large group of friends. The VIP space had a buffet and alcoholic beverages, such as beer and wine, prohibited in the stadium. A Brazilian who was also invited to the box said that the congressman’s group had between eight and ten people.
To gain access to FIFA’s exclusive lounges, fans receive invitations from sponsors and organizers of the event or need to pay between US$ 950 (about R$ 5,225) and US$ 5,000 (R$ 27,500), per game and per person, depending on the seat category.
Eduardo reportedly received an invitation from a friend of the emir of Qatar, the highest authority in the country. The said name is from Sheikh Nasser Bin Khaled, owner of the NBK holding, which brings together several first-class companies and dealerships, such as Harley Davidson, Mercedes Benz and Mitsubishi Motors.
After the negative repercussions of his trip to the World Cup, the president’s son recorded a video stating that he had taken USB sticks with videos in English about the “situation in Brazil”. The excuse did not stick even among Bolsonaro’s allies.