How Soccer Team Flamengo Became Source of Support for Brazil’s Far-right Politicians

Bolsonaro, Witzel, and other right wing politicians enjoy the euphoria surrounding the good results of the country's most popular soccer club. To reject the argument of partisanship, the club relies on the fact that it has also maintained linked with opposition legislators as part of its alliance strategy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although it is common for heads of state to exchange courtesies at diplomatic events, the situation caught the attention of those who followed the meeting between the presidents of Brazil and China in late October.

At the Great People's Palace in Beijing, Jair Bolsonaro handed Xi Jinping a Flamengo jersey, explaining that it was the "Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?