Thursday, February 2, 2023

Farewell to Pele: Biden, Trump and Obama react to the death of the Brazilian star

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and other country figures on Thursday hailed Brazilian star Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele”.

Biden said, “Pele’s rise from humble beginnings to soccer legend is a story of what is possible.” your twitter accountAlong with a picture in which he is seen shaking hands with the late footballer.

Besides Biden, former President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Antony Blinken also mourned the death of the football legend on social networks.

in a message on your twitter accountObama mourned the death of “one of Jogo Bonito’s greatest” and “one of the most recognized athletes in the world”, in addition to posting a photo of the two.

For his part, Blinken sent his condolences to the footballer’s family and the Brazilian people through a message on social networks: “Pele was a true reader, there was no one like him.”

Former President Donald Trump also dedicated a message to the Brazilian football legend on his Truth social network.

“Pele was really great!” Trump wrote on Thursday.

The Brazilian, who had a brief acting career in Hollywood, is also remembered for her co-star Sylvester Stallone in the 1981 film “Victory”.

The ‘Rocky’ actor shared a picture with the soccer player and wrote: “I peeled off the great! Rest in peace. He was a great man.”

Another artist to mourn Pelé’s death was Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who published a black-and-white image of the Brazilian athlete on his Instagram stories.

Apart from starring in films such as Deadpool (2016) and The Proposal (2009), Reynolds also owns a Welsh football team called Wrexham.

Will Smith was one of the actors who used Instagram to remember the “greatest of all time”, and shared two photos of him with Pelé signing a Brazilian Football Confederation shirt for the actor. Huh.

The football legend passed away at the age of 82.

The US Space Agency (NASA) fired a Brazilian star on social networks with a picture of the Oriverde constellation, which is the color of the Brazilian flag.

Brazilian Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele”, sometimes considered the best football player of all time, died this Thursday at the age of 82 in a hospital in Sao Paulo due to complications from cancer.

Pelé is the only player, active or retired, to have won three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

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