Brazil Responds to exam question
Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, is no stranger to controversial comments and has stirred up fresh polemic after disparaging Marta and women’s football in general.
Prompted by a school exam question in Brazil, which compared the money earned by Marta and Neymar, Bolsonaro lashed out critically.
“Neymar earns more in one year than all of the teams in Brazil put together. How are you going to pay Marta the same as Neymar?” asked Bolsonaro.
“Why does Marta earn less than Neymar? It’s not necessary to compare.
“Women’s football is not yet a reality in Brazil.”
Marta, six-time FIFA World Player of the Year, currently plays for Orlando Pride and is often considered to be the greatest female player of all time.
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