‘Communism is nothing different from Nazism’: Tottenham star Lucas Moura broadcasts his right-wing stance ahead of Brazil’s election in October… admitting President Jair Bolsonaro comes ‘closest’ to his beliefs
- Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has revealed that he is a right wing conservative
- His home country Brazil is preparing for its presidential election on October 2
- He said the stance of President Jair Bolsonaro is the ‘closest to what he believes’
- Bolsonaro is currently losing in the polls to leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
- There are fears that Bolsonaro will stage an uprising should he lose in October
Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has revealed he is a right-wing conservative ahead of the Brazilian election in October.
As Latin America’s largest democracy heads for its deeply divisive election next month, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has continually alleged that Brazil’s voting system is fraudulent, finding himself behind to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the most recent polls.
During his presidency, ex-army captain Bolsonaro has fervently sought the military’s support and employed over 6,000 retired or active army members into his administration.
Spurs star Lucas Moura revealed he is a conservative right wing ahead of the Brazil election
As a result, there are fears that Bolsonaro could seek an armed intervention and incite an uprising if he loses, perhaps pre-empting his expected defeat on October 2.
During an interview with Cara a Tapa via So Foot, Moura implied he would be voting to support Bolsonaro in the upcoming election, despite admitting that there is no ‘perfect candidate’.
‘I have no problem giving my opinion on this,’ he said. ‘I am a right-wing conservative, I follow Christian and family principles.
The 30-year-old admitted that his views line up ‘closest’ with that of President Jair Bolsonaro
Bolsonaro is currently trailing in the polls to left-wing candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
‘I don’t see a perfect presidential candidate but I can’t deny that Bolsonaro is the closest to what I believe.’
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old did not hold back in his scathing criticism of Lula’s left-wing stance, revealing it would be ‘almost impossible’ to back the 76-year-old, who was president between 2003 and 2010.
‘Lula supports everything I am against,’ he added.
‘Left-wing ideology, socialism and even Communism which is nothing but Nazism. Supporting Lula is nearly impossible.’