Jeers and cheers as Bolsonaro hands trophy to Palmeiras
SAO PAULO (AP) — President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has been jeered and cheered during soccer celebrations in Brazil on Sunday.
The far-right leader handed the trophy to Palmeiras after the team’s 3-2 home win against Vitoria in the last round of the Brazilian championship. Palmeiras had secured the title for the 10th time in the previous round.
Many fans at the 55,000-seater Allianz Parque stadium jeered as Bolsonaro took part in the celebrations, while others applauded.
Bolsonaro will take office on Jan. 1 after beating left-leaning Fernando Haddad in October’s presidential elections.