While the clash between Brazil and Argentina in the Copa America final (2 hours French time, live on the L’Équipe channel) will take place this Sunday, politics could take precedence over the athlete. Angry at the tournament being held on its soil despite the coronavirus pandemic, part of the Brazilian public would intend to support Argentina in disagreement with the very controversial president, Jair Bolsonaro, suspected of instrumentalizing the success of the Seleçao.
Annoyed that Brazilians can support Lionel Messi’s team, Neymar, author of two goals and three assists in the competition, expressed his annoyance on Instagram on Thursday.
“I am a Brazilian with a lot of pride and love, he wrote. My dream has always been to be part of the Brazilian national team and listen to the fans sing. I have never attacked or will never attack Brazil if they play for something, whatever the sport, a modeling contest, the Oscars or the krl at 4 … If Brazil is there I am for Brazil, but what Brazilian would do otherwise? All right, I’m going to respect it, but go to the … This is only for those who are against it. “