A senator called for an investigation against Nelson Piquet because he cites a desire to see Brazil’s president-elect in the cemetery
A senator from the leftist Workers’ Party (PT), the formation founded and led by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvarequested this Thursday the Prosecutor’s Office to open an investigation against the three-time world champion of Formula One Nelson Picket for suggesting the death of the now elected president of Brazil.
The petition was filed before the Public Ministry in Brasilia by Senator Humberto Costa, an important leader of the largest left-wing formation in Latin America and president of the Human Rights Commission in the Senate, the parliamentarian himself reported on his social networks.
Costa based his request on a video circulating on social networks and in which the three-time Formula One world champion (1981, 1983 and 1987) cites his desire to see “Lula in the cemetery” when completing the campaign slogan of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, pronounced by a Bolsonarist.
The video apparently was recorded in one of the demonstrations on Wednesday, in which the followers of the far-right leader, defeated by Lula in the presidential elections last Sunday, they ask for a “military intervention” to prevent the progressive leader from assuming the Presidency on January 1 next.
According to Humberto Costa, the “former coup pilot” Nelson Picket “He threatened the life of former president Lula“.
“We cannot consider hate and barbarism as normal. Bolsonarism has to be expurgated from Brazil,” added the PT senator, who asked that the former pilot be investigated for the crimes of insult or threats, considering his statement “extreme gravity”.
picket He is a well-known admirer of President Bolsonaro and is among the businessmen who helped finance his frustrated campaign for re-election.
Lula He won Sunday’s elections with 50.9% of the vote compared to 49.1% for Bolsonaro, so he will assume his third term as president of Brazil in January.
Bolsonaro It took him almost two days to admit defeat and this Thursday his government began the transition process, but some of the followers of the far-right leader continue to be dissatisfied with the results of the polls, which they consider to be the product of fraud, and have promoted demonstrations and even roadblocks to protest against the victory of Lula.
picket Since last July he has faced another process in the Justice for some statements of racist and homophobic overtones against the British pilot Lewis Hamilton, whom he referred to several times in an interview as “that little black guy”.
hamiltonseven times champion of Formula One and participant in global campaigns against racism, rejected the declarations of picket and asked to leave behind “those archaic mentalities that have no place in sport”.