Casemiro leads the revolt against Bolsonaro to avoid playing the Copa América

The tension in the concentration of the Brazilian national team in Teresópolis it is growing due to the refusal of the players, especially those who come from Europe, to play the Copa América. housemour has struck a blow that can be definitive. The Real Madrid player and captain of the Brazilian National Team dramatizes the position of the players and of a country in which the president is criticized, Jair bolosonaro, for accepting the organization of the sporting event.

Casemiro refused to go out to give a press conference that he had planned on Thursday, before tonight’s game against Ecuador, as a measure of protest. The footballers had previously had a meeting with the coach, Tite, and the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Rogério Caboclo, to communicate your concern about holding an event in a country that is in a health emergency situation. Almost 1,700 people have died in the last twenty-four hours from coronavirus, in a country that exceeds 465,000 deaths and is already immersed in a third wave.

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“I’m sorry for the deaths, but we have to live”, is the position you have adopted Bolsonaro when at the beginning of this week he accepted the celebration of the Copa América that begins on June 13. Argentina Y Colombia, the hosts, had rejected the organization of the event and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has found Bolsonaro’s availability. “As regards me and all the ministers, including Health, it has already been resolved: there will be Copa América”, are the words of Jair Bolsonaro.

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This has caused critics from the most influential media, such as Globo, with the celebration of a America’s Cup that no one understands and does not enter into common sense due to the health severity. It is considered that the tournament will worsen the situation in a country that has more than 80% occupancy of ICU beds due to coronavirus cases. Criticisms have been joined by that of the politicians who have resorted to the Supreme Court to overthrow the organization and the commission that investigate Bolsonaro for the management of the pandemic that requests the appearance of the president of the CBF, Caboclo, before the Upper House. It is not understood that the president of the Brazilian Football Federation has yielded to Bolsonaro.

It is not understood by the citizens nor by the players who, with Casemiro at the head, have decided stand up. “The players have a contrary opinion to the president about playing the tournament. It is for this reason that our captain, Casemiro, is not here ”, he said. Tite this Thursday in his appearance before journalists before playing against Ecuador in the qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup.

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They are the group of Brazilians who play in Europe, among which are also Militao and NeymarThose who have to put pressure from within the concentration of the Brazilian National Team to make Bolsonaro change his mind. It is housemour the first interlocutor and the person who handles the conversations with the coach, the president of the Football Federation and the one who sends a clear message to Bolsonaro. He turns his back on him and asks him to reconsider. They do not want the Copa América to aggravate the health situation of a country hard hit by the coronavirus.

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