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Sampaio Correa renounces Flamengo manager position against Northeastern

Sampaio Corrêa, a club from Maranhão that competes in Serie B for the Brazilian Championship, manifested after Social media post by Angela Machado, Director of Social Responsibility at Flamengo, insulting to the peoples of the Northeast.

Via the official Twitter site, Sampaio Correh rejected the leader’s “xenophobic statement”, who “assaulted the people of the Northeast” and demanded respect for the region.

Maranhão club said in a social media post: “Sampaio Correa rejects the xenophobic statement made by the Director of Social Responsibility of Flamengo, who attacked the people of the Northeast with humiliating insults. The Northeast deserves respect. The Northeasts are proud!”

Angela Machado’s post was released last Monday (31), the next day Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) wins the presidential election.

“We win where you produce, we lose where you go on vacation. Let’s work because if the cattle die, the ticks starve,” she wrote on her Instagram account.

The same text circulated in some Bolsonarist groups shortly after Lula’s victory in the second round of the presidential election. In other positions, Angela, wife of Rodolfo Landim, president of Flamengo, showed her constant support for the president. Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and publicly campaigned for his re-election.

Yesterday (1), the Instagram profile was closed and became private to his followers.

When analyzing the vote in Brazil by region, it can be seen that Lula received 69.34% of the vote in the northeastern region, while Jair Bolsonaro, the candidate for re-election, won in other regions of the country. In the post, Flamengo’s manager uses the term “where you’re on vacation,” a possible reference to northeastern Brazil.