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On the transition display screen, Lula’s team cheered Richarlison’s goals and Neymar’s exit

BRASILIA – If “Pombo” turned the most well-known man in Brazil this Thursday the twenty fourth, the striker was much more well-known than President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s transition team. Petistas not solely admired Richarlison’s two goals towards Serbia in Brazil’s World Cup debut, but additionally their political stances. The most important participant of the team Neymar left the area injured and cheered by the switch workplace. Not for the sport he performed, however for his alternative.

“It was too late,” PT president Glyzi Hoffmann mentioned when requested about Neymar, who’s an avowed supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro, for whom he campaigned. “It’s nice to make your debut in the Cup, successful the first sport and certainly one of the goals was very lovely, it can go down in historical past. It’s nice that it is from Richarlison, who, along with being a superb participant, is a person of robust positions, fights racism and all the time says that he’ll put his visibility in favor of simply causes.

Striker Richarlison scored each goals in Brazil’s match towards Serbia. Photo: EFE/EPA/Tolga Bozoglu – 24.11.22

Richarlison not solely defended the Covid vaccine, but additionally campaigned for immunization and donated 10 cylinders of oxygen to Manaus, at the top of the pandemic, in 2021.

When requested if Brazil’s victory in the Cup would assist pacify Brazil, Glaizy responded with the instance of Czechoslovakia. “I learn in an article that towards Czechoslovakia, in the Nineteen Seventies, (the choice) united political prisoners with those that have been in jail. Of course, cheering for the nationwide team and the nation all the time creates a way of unity. We all the time cheered for our nation,” she mentioned.

Most of Lula’s team didn’t put on masks and wore yellow jerseys. They have been just like these of the nationwide team however not the identical as these of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and had references to the newly elected president and the PT. Like the nationwide flag, the uniform has been adopted by right-wing politicians and President Jair Bolsonaro, in distinction to PT’s pink and left-wing symbols.

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Alcmin and Glacy watch Brazil's World Cup debut with eyes on the screen and bags of popcorn in hand.  Photo: Wilton Junior/Estadão – 24.11.22
Alcmin and Glacy watch Brazil’s World Cup debut with eyes on the display screen and baggage of popcorn in hand. Photo: Wilton Junior/Estadão – 24.11.22

Without Lula current, the team watched the match in the theater of the Cultural Center Banco do Brasil (CCBB). The highlight was on Vice President-elect Geraldo Alcmin, who entered a lottery ticket marked in a spiral pocket book. Senators Eliziane Gama (Cidadania-MA) and Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) – who wore the inexperienced and yellow jersey of Flamengo – scored the right outcome. Alcmin and Glazey have been betting on not less than one objective for Serbia, which didn’t occur.

They arrived at the theater late when the clock struck 7 minutes. The put in display screen broadcast the match reside to the coordination members, the political core, the technical employees and the press.

To calm nerves at the premiere, there was glowing water and mineral water proper at the starting of the sport, however after an extended wait, candy and salty popcorn arrived. All are distributed freed from cost by CCBB.

At the finish of the sport, the samba story “Peguei um Ita no Norte (Explode Coração)” by Salgueiro changed the narration in the corridor. “On the swing of the waves,” as the refrain goes, Alcmin left, stopping for selfies and jeered by PT members reminiscent of councilor and federal MP-elect in Sao Paulo Juliana Cardoso. Outside, a rainbow indicated that the rain in Brazil was persevering with. The vice-elect left with an umbrella for himself and the former chief prosecutor of São Paulo, Marcio Elias Rosa.

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