In the preview of the Copa Libertadores final, the president of Paranaense asked his partners to vote for Bolsonaro

Athletico Paranaense will seek the Copa Libertadores title against Flamengo (Reuters) (RODOLFO BUHRER/)

Brazil live a weekend of tension because they are protagonists of two key events in South America. As for sports, flamingo Y Athletico Paranaense will be measured at the end of the Libertadores Cup this Saturday and as far as the political aspect is concerned, the ballotage will be held on Sunday between Jair Bolsonarocurrent president, and former president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva.

These two definitions came together in a post made a few hours ago by Mario Celso Petragliapresident of Paranaensewho expressly asked the members and sympathizers of his club to support Bolsonaro in the elections. “The future of our country is in our hands, unlike the game that is at the feet of our players. We leave the party after fulfilling our obligation as citizens! I’m a patriot, yellow green at heart! I will vote 22 (Bolsonaro’s number on the ballot) and I hope that the majority of Brazilians think the same way! wrote on his Facebook account.

“Go back, never again. God, Country, Family and Freedom! The leader closed in the letter that was also shared on social networks by the Paranaense himself, thus generating a debate in the comments between the team’s partners and followers, who were divided between the two candidates.

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The post of the president of Athletico Paranaense

It should be remembered that in 2018 something even more explicit happened when the players of the set of Curitiba They jumped onto the playing field with t-shirts in support of the then leader of the Social Liberal Party just before the ballotage between Bolsonaro Y Fernando Haddadof the PT (Workers’ Party).

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This Saturday, Flamengo and Paranaense will seek to be crowned in the most important tournament in America at the Monumental stadium in Guayaquil. The team from Rio de Janeiro, top favorite to win the continental competition, has just left Vélez Sarsfield behind in a semifinal that ended with a lapidary 6-1 on aggregate and also arrives as the brand-new champion of the Brazil Cup.

While on the other side is the cast led by Luiz Felipe Scolari, a legend among Brazilian coaches and two-time champion of the Libertadores with Gremio and Palmeiras. At 73 years old, Philippao will try to become first coach to conquer America with three different teams.

The Brazilians will be aware of this sporting event, but on Sunday they will define their political future. The ballotage takes place because Lula da Silva won the first electoral round with 48.4% of the vote, compared to 43.2% obtained Bolsonaro. The candidates of opposing forces will submit to the popular vote to define who will assume the reins of the largest country in South America for the next 4 years.

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