Politician Romario is very critical of World Cup Organisation and Ronaldo

The former footballer Romario, now a Congressman, continuos to criticise the World Cup Organisation in Brasil.  On Tuesday,  during a public hearing in the House of Deputies in Brasilia Romario said that  the suspected diversion and overpricing in the World Cup stadiums are public money thrown away.  “We have to hope that Brazil is champion on the pitch because out of it Brazil has already lost and was thrashed.”

He did not hold his tongue back when he commented the report published in the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo this Sunday (16), which wrote that the TC-DF (Court of the Federal District) reported suspected overpricing of at least R$ 431 million (£4 = RS$1) in Mane Garrincha stadium. “This is most definitely a proof that the World Cup would have to exist, will exist, but need not spend so much,” said Romario commenting. According to the control unit, the works of the arena and its surroundings are already worth R$ 1.9 billion.

ROMARIO X RONALDO

The discussion between Romario and Ronaldo began when the federal (PSB-RJ) Deputy published on Friday, a photo on instagram alongside Ronaldo, stating that it had been taken in 2011 when Ronaldo “publicly promised” tickets to people with disabilities – commitment that has not been fulfilled.

According to him, the transfer of 32 000 entries have been agreed ​​during a meeting with members of the LOC (Local Organizing Committee of the World Cup), in which he was present and former players Ronaldo and Bebeto.

In other words, Romario is just as combative as a politician as he was as a footballer.

O ex-jogador de futebol Romário, agora deputado federal, continua a criticar a organização da Copa do Mundo no Brasil. Na terça-feira, durante uma audiência pública na Câmara dos Deputados, em Brasília, Romário disse que a suspeita de desvio e superfaturamento nos estádios da Copa do Mundo são dinheiro público jogado fora. “Temos a esperança  que o Brasil seja campeão em campo, porque fora dele o Brasil já perdeu de goleada”.

Ele também não poupou a lingua quando comentou  a  reportagem do jornal Folha de S. Paulo deste domingo (16), que mostrou relatório do TC-DF (Tribunal de Contas do Distrito Federal) com suspeitas de superfaturamento de pelo menos R$ 431 milhões no estádio Mané Garrincha. “Isso é mais uma prova de que definitivamente a Copa do Mundo teria que existir, vai existir, mas não precisaria gastar tanto”, afirmou Romário ao comentar. De acordo com o órgão de controle, as obras da arena e seu entorno já estão em R$ 1,9 bilhão.

A discussão entre Romário e Ronaldo começou quando o deputado federal (PSB-RJ) publicou, na sexta-feira, uma foto no instagram ao lado de Ronaldo, afirmando que ela havia sido tirada em 2011, quando Ronaldo teria “prometido publicamente” ingressos para pessoas com deficientes – compromisso que ainda não foi realizado.

Segundo o Baixinho, o repasse das 32 mil entradas teria sido firmado durante um encontro com membros do COL (Comitê Organizador Local da Copa do Mundo), no qual estavam presentes ele e os ex-jogadores Bebeto e Ronaldo.

About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

One response to “Politician Romario is very critical of World Cup Organisation and Ronaldo”

  1. marthasimoes says :

    Good thing when important public figures raise misleading conduct.

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