•  The youngest president in history to arrive at the Palacio de la Moneda follows one of the greats of Chilean soccer

Gabriel Boric, who this Friday is taking office as president of Chile, is a fan of the Catholic University, one of the largest teams in the South American country.

Until long after he ran for president, Gabriel Boric’s football sympathies remained a mystery.

In December 2021, the Catholic University was crowned Chilean soccer champion after beating Everton 3-0 at the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar.

Asumimos ante Chile la presidencia de nuestro país con toda responsabilidad. Trabajaremos por estar a la altura. #CambioCiudadano
Las y los invito a seguir la cuenta de @presidencia_cl pic.twitter.com/fJeQnvSNqp

— Gabriel Boric Font (@gabrielboric) March 11, 2022

Minutes after the Cruzado team’s coronation, Boric posted a discreet message on his Twitter account. By the emojis used, he made it clear that his heart was blue and white.

Boric’s message after incidents in the Super Cup final

In January 2022, Gabriel Boric manifested himself again during the development of a soccer match. This time he used his Twitter to condemn an episode of violence.

During the final of the Chilean Super Cup, fans of Colo-Colo and Universidad Católica staged a fierce confrontation in the stands of the Ester Roa Stadium in Concepción.

“What nonsense is what is happening in the stadium (aggressions in the stands). They call themselves fans (it doesn’t matter what team they are) and with their behavior they deprive every one of the spectacles of football. They don’t care that there are children or families We can’t naturalize this. It’s not right,” Boric said.

Colo-Colo would end up being crowned champion after beating Universidad Católica 2-0.

Que tontera más grande lo que eatá pasando en el estadio (agresiones en tribuna). Se dicen hinchas (da lo mismo del equipo que sean) y con su conducta privan a todos del espectáculo del fútbol. No les importa que haya niños ni familias. No podemos naturalizar esto. No está bien.

— Gabriel Boric Font (@gabrielboric) January 23, 2022

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