The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said Sunday that he was not allowed to attend the Brasileirao match between Santos and Gremio because the local club does not allow unvaccinated fans to enter the stadium.
The game was the first for Santos with spectators since the beginning of the pandemic of the COVID-19But the club insisted that it would only allow people who had been vaccinated or had a negative PCR test to enter.
“I wanted to see the Santos game and they told me to get vaccinated,” Bolsonaro said in a video posted on the website of the Metropoles news portal. “Why?”. B
Bolsonaro, who has refused to be vaccinated and encouraged others to follow his example, claimed that he had antibodies because he had already contracted COVID-19.
A Santos spokesman said the president’s team had not approached the club and that all fans must comply with the country’s health regulations.
More than 600,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil.