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Montevideo, September 18th 2018 - 13:43 UTC

“Beware of little David”, Lula da Silva tells Brazil' team ahead of the match with Costa Rica

Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 08:16 UTC
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Ex president Lula da Silva is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption in Curitiba, but as all Brazilians loves football, the national sport, and has been contracted as a commentator for the World's Cup in Russia. Read full article

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  • MarkWhelan

    What the hell? Am I reading this article correctly? “ - - - - has been contracted as a commentator for the World's Cup in Russia.” Since when has a prisoner had the right to commentate on any public event or the access to public media. If this is so can we expect to see or hear “Beija-Flor” as a guest commentator on next years “Rio Carnaval”

    Jun 20th, 2018 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yes, you are reading correctly: http://en.mercopress.com/2018/06/18/lula-football-commentator-messi-must-settle-its-debt-with-the-argentine-people

    Lula isn't being held incommunicado and his pay is going to the Lula Institute which is supposed to be some kind of charity, so I guess there's no reason he can't do it. He has a lot of time on his hands all of a sudden.

    Jun 20th, 2018 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    Lula's prediction about the dangers of Costa Rica were unfounded.
    There can be only one reason for this. The win by Brazil was politically motivated to shame Lula and put doubt into the minds of the Brazilian population that maybe Lula is not infallible.

    Jun 23rd, 2018 - 02:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    #DT:

    REF: “his pay is going to the Lula Institute which is supposed to be some kind of charity”:

    Maybe you forgot to add: “while the offshore accounts of his advocates are getting FATTER!”
    http://acertodecontas.blog.br/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/advogado-pq2.jpg

    Jun 29th, 2018 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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