Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is not allowed to attend a football match. Reason: Not vaccinated


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has not been allowed to attend a league game.

São Paulo:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that he was not allowed to attend a league game between Santos and Gremio because the home club did not allow unvaccinated fans into their stadium.

The football match was Santos’ first with supporters present since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the club insisted it would only allow entry to those who had been vaccinated or those who had. a negative PCR test.

“I wanted to watch Santos’ game now and they told me you had to be vaccinated,” Bolsonaro said in a video posted to the Metropoles news portal website. “Why?”

Bolsonaro, who refused to be vaccinated and encouraged others to follow his example, claimed he had antibodies because he had already contracted COVID-19.

It was not clear if Bolsonaro, a football fan who spent the weekend near Santos, had tried to go to the game or if his complaint was general about the need for what he called “passports. vaccine “.

A spokesperson for Santos said the club had not been approached by the president’s team and all fans must follow the country’s health regulations.

More than 600,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.

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