Project approved at Alerj must be vetoed by the acting governor Cláudio Castro
O Maracana it won’t change its name. This is what is guaranteed by sources at the Guanabara Palace, seat of the government of the Rio de Janeiro. Recently, a controversial bill was passed at the State Legislative Assembly predicting the name change of Maracanã – journalist Mário Filho for Edson Arantes do Nascimento – King Pelé. Since then, since the approval of the project, there has been a lot of debate running around the subject in Rio de Janeiro.
The bill is with the governor in office Cláudio Castro, which should veto it. Apparently, he will hear the voices of the people and the streets. Cariocas and fluminenses have nothing against the King of Football, who commanded shows, great games and matches with the shirt of Santos and the Brazilian national team playing at Maracanã. But they understand that Pelé has already received many honors and will receive several more throughout his life and beyond.
Meanwhile, the journalist Mário Filho needs to be marked in history, since it was a fundamental piece for sports journalism, he fought for the 1950 World Cup came to Brazil and also fought for the Maracanã Stadium to be built in the region where it is today, as it understands that the monument would be positioned in a democratic point of the city.
* With information from reporter Rodrigo Viga