The candidate of the Historical Pact had made some proposals to democratize the sport. 

The candidate of the Historical Pact had made some proposals to democratize the sport. 

Gustavo Petro became the new president of Colombia this Sunday, with more than 11 million votes, to defeat Rodolfo Hernández in the second round.

Petro, in several of his campaigns, has referred to professional football and his idea of ​​democratizing teams. “Many soccer teams ended up in the hands of the mafia. The state should hand over the base of those clubs to the base of those teams, to the fans,” he said in a campaign video in 2010.

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On this occasion, Petro also expressed his interest in helping football grow, especially women's. “My daughter is a goalkeeper for soccer teams. I have seen through learning from her how they discriminate, there is machismo within football. I love promoting women's football, I have lived the experience firsthand and they will have all the support from me. That implies transformations in the sports vision of the country, what we want is that what the Constitution orders can be fulfilled and that is that each sports organization be democratic,” Petro told Caracol Radio’s El Alargue.

What is The soccer team that Gustavo Petro follows?

What team is Petro a fan of? During the first year of his mayorship in Bogotá, in 2012, the two teams from the capital were champions: Santa Fe, in the first semester, and Millonarios, in the second, for which at the time they received the two Tshirts.

The candidate of the Historical Pact had made some proposals to democratize the sport. 

When Santa Fe won the seventh star, after 35 years without winning a League title, Petro posed with the red shirt on, which gave indications of his football preference.

The candidate of the Historical Pact had made some proposals to democratize sport. 

Although he has never openly expressed which team he is a fan of, there was an episode that would indicate that his football heart is red. In November 2012, Petro tweeted a photo of his daughter Sofía wearing the Millonarios shirt.

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One of the reactions to the photo was from a Santa Fe fan who asked him when he was going to see a member of the Petro family with the cardinal shirt. The then mayor and now president-elect replied: “Myself.”

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