Brazilian football superstar Neymar declared his support for nationalist President Jair Bolsonaro, three days before an ultra-polarized election, in a video posted Thursday, September 29 on TikTok.
In this video, the Paris SG striker, who has more than eight million subscribers on TikTok and nearly 180 million on Instagram, smilingly mimes a song calling for a vote for Bolsonaro. Strong support for the outgoing head of state left behind in the polls by the left-wing ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Jair Bolsonaro quickly tweeted Neymar’s video.
“The 22nd is Bolsonaro»
“Vote, vote and confirm, the 22nd is Bolsonarosays the chorus of this electronic music song, alluding to the code to type on the electronic ballot box in Sunday’s ballot. Wearing a black cap, the 30-year-old footballer fidgets in his chair and mimes the number “of themwith the fingers of both hands.
On Wednesday, the Seleçao star striker who is among the favorites for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar had already welcomed in a video President Bolsonaro’s visit to the Neymar Jr Institute, his charitable foundation in Praia Grande, near Sao Paulo ( southeast), but without explicitly calling for a vote for him. But the Minister of Communication, Fabio Faria, had added to the publication of the video: “All in yellow (and) green, with the jersey (of) ”Seleçao” to vote for our captain next Sunday“.
A month ago, the head of state published a photo of him with a ball that Neymar would have given him. Many celebrities have taken a stand during the presidential campaign, with a large majority of support for Lula in show business, such as pop star Anitta, with 63 million subscribers on Instagram.