Replace or recover: progressive Brazil divided over the fate of famous yellow shirts | News from the world


It is the most recognizable symbol of Brazilian identity: the iconic canary yellow jersey in which football giants such as Pelé and Rivaldo helped the nation win a record for five World Cups.But the world famous jersey has also become the emblem of President Jair Bolsonaro’s radical right, and a group of sports enthusiasts are now demanding that it be abolished and replaced with a less partisan kit.

“We are in an appalling situation with a horrible government that has stolen our flag,” said João Carlos Assumpção, the writer and director at the head of the campaign.


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