Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Barred from Club Santos

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro || Photo: Collected

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro || Photo: Collected

Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, claims he was denied access to the Santos vs. Gremio match on Sunday.

He questioned why he needed to be vaccinated, echoing his general skepticism of immunization jabs.

While on vacation, Bolsonaro has been spending time in Sao Paulo, where he was previously penalized for not wearing a mask in a region where they are needed.

"Why [should I have] a card, a vaccination passport?" Bolsonaro said. "I just wanted to watch the Santos match and I was told I had to be vaccinated, why? I have more antibodies than whoever took the vaccines."

Most clubs and states are still requesting many health safety improvements as Brazil has only recently begun to welcome spectators back to football grounds. Only fans with a complete vaccinal record for Covid-19 (single or double doses, depending on the manufacturer) can be admitted to Vila Belmiro, for example.

Bolsonaro is widely known for his anti-vaccination and anti-social isolation stances during the pandemic - even as Brazil has passed the 600,000 Covid deaths mark.

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