Neymar shows his support for controversial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as he runs for re-election, with the PSG star posting a pro-Bolsonaro song and dance on TikTok that garnered a whopping 1.6 MILLION likes.
- Jair Bolsonaro will seek re-election as president of Brazil on Sunday
- He faces off against Lulu, who previously led the country from 2003 to 2010.
- Bolsonaro has received support on TikTok from PSG winger Neymar
- The 30-year-old posted a song and dance endorsing the president’s campaign.
Neymar has publicly expressed his support for controversial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is seeking re-election on Sunday.
The PSG star posted a TikTok of himself with a pro-Bolsonaro song and mimed the number 22, the politician’s voting number for the election. The video has garnered nearly 12 million views and 1.6 million likes.
Bolsonaro had already received support from Neymar after visiting a non-profit organization run by Neymar in Praia Grande.
Jair Bolsonaro has received public support on TikTok from PSG winger Neymar
He is running for re-election as president of Brazil after initially being elected in 2019.
The Brazilian winger danced to a pro-Bolsonaro song and mimed his voting number on TikTok
Neymar said afterwards: ‘I thank you for your illustrious visit. I wish I was there, unfortunately I’m far away. But I’ll be with you next time. I am very happy because you are there.’
Bolsonaro has previously received support from Tottenham star Lucas Moura, who told him face to lid: ‘I don’t see a perfect presidential candidate but I can’t deny that Bolsonaro is the closest thing to what I believe.’
However, the president’s relationship with football has not always been easy, as a dispute broke out in 2021 over the decision to host the Copa América in Brazil despite rising coronavirus cases.
Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has also come out to support Bolsonaro
Bolsonaro has opposed social distancing and other covid policies during the pandemic, saying lockdown measures kill more than the virus.
He has been compared to Trump for his anti-establishment style and his ardent supporters.
The 67-year-old will face former president Lulu in this weekend’s election, with the latter currently leading in the polls.