Brazilian soccer star Neymar backs Bolsonaro ahead of Sunday’s vote

SAO PAULO: Brazilian soccer star Neymar Junior (picture) backed President Jair Bolsonaro’s mountainous re-election bid yesterday and confirmed his guidance in a TikTok movie as he smiled and danced to a campaign jingle ahead of the weekend’s crucial election.

Neymar’s public assistance arrived a working day just after Bolsonaro frequented a non-income institute close to Sao Paulo owned by the world-wide superstar, who at present plays skillfully for Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

Neymar appeared in a individual video welcoming Bolsonaro to the institute’s celebration, but stayed close to backing the incumbent, who is trailing previous still left-wing President Luiz in impression polls ahead of the first-spherical vote on Oct 2 Inacio Lula da Silva, acknowledged as Lula, stays at the rear of.

In the brief TikTok submit, Neymar sings a handful of lyrics from the marketing campaign jingle and names Bolsonaro’s placement on the ballot before asking for votes for the far-ideal chief.

At the party the working day right before, Neymar thanked Bolsonaro for “this illustrious visit”.

In modern times, Neymar has been aiding Brazil national crew as they conquer Ghana and Tunisia in friendlies ahead of this year’s Qatar Environment Cup, which kicks off at the close of November.

Bolsonaro was fast to post Neymar’s endorsement online video on Twitter, linking his re-election bid to soccer-mad Brazil’s drive to lengthen the document and get their sixth Planet Cup.

Lula has also relied on celebrity endorsements to improve his popularity.

Previously this 7 days, the clear preferred took component in an function with various Brazilian artists. He has also been endorsed by worldwide stars this sort of as Mark Ruffalo, Roger Waters and Danny Glover. – Reuters

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