On Wednesday, four days before the first round of the presidential election, Neymar welcomed President Jair Bolsonaro to a children’s center he created in Sao Paulo. Neymar is the captain of the Brazilian football team.
The video greeting that the Paris SG star recorded for the re-election candidate was shared on social media by both the Minister of Communication, Fabio Faria, and Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, who is also the son of the President.
“I am indebted to you for your distinguished visit. My heart truly yearns to be there, yet distance prevents that from happening. First, the number 10 player for the Selecao, who competed against Tunisia on Tuesday in a friendly encounter in Paris, said the following: (5-1). He continued before giving her a peck on the cheek and said, “I hope you like this visit to the institute, the most beautiful objective I pursue in life, and I am very happy that you are here,” adding, “I am very delighted that you are here.”
The Neymar Jr. Institute is a complex that spans 8,400 square meters and welcomes 3,000 children every day. It is located in Praia Grande, an impoverished neighborhood in the state of Sao Paulo, which is where the Brazilian national team star spent his boyhood.
Jair Bolsonaro, who was accompanied by two former ministers, Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, who is running for the post of governor of Sao Paulo, and Marcos Ponte, who is running for senatorial, exchanged with young people, urging them to “respect” their parents and teachers, and then had lunch with them in the dining hall, according to videos released by the institute. Marcos Ponte and Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas are both
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At the very least, Neymar and Bolsonaro crossed paths in 2019, when Brazil hosted the Copa America soccer tournament. An image of the president posing with a ball that Neymar is rumored to have given him was shared online about a month ago.
During demonstrations and rallies in support of the president of the far right in Brazil, followers of the president often wear the green and yellow colors of the Brazilian flag, which are featured on the jersey of the national football team.
Neymar, who has an extraordinary amount of fan support in a nation in which football is considered the most important sport, chose not to participate in the election campaign.
However, the Minister of Communications, Fabio Faria, added the following caption to the video when he posted it: “All in yellow and green, wearing the shirt (of) ‘Selecao’ to vote for our captain next Sunday.”