The results of last week’s presidential election in Brazil revealed the enormous polarization that exists in the country.YoYes, in the midst of this climate, footballer Donato Gama da Silva, a former player of Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruña, succeeded in encouraging a coup.
The athlete published a text on his Instagram account, where he refers to the elections in terms of “war”: “The war is not over yet, Brazilians have woken up, it will not stay like this. If people take to the streets, there may be military intervention. Communism cannot return to power. Do not give up”.
He is not the first internationally recognized football player to speak publicly in favor of Jair Bolsonaro. Before the first round of elections, Neymar also published VYoDeo, in which he danced and invited a far-right candidate to vote.
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday asked police to intervene to clear routes blocked by Brazilian truck drivers mobilizing in support of Bolsonaro, who was defeated in this Sunday’s election. Demonstrators have blocked major highways leading to the country’s capitals and created difficulties in accessing major airports, resulting in the cancellation of many domestic and international flights.
Source: El Diario