Moment Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s daughter, 15, abandons Colombia-Brazil World Cup qualifier game in tears as crowd chants for her dad’s removal – 64 percent of Colombians disapprove of left-wing leader
- Fans supporting Colombia’s national football team shouted ‘Fire Petro’ as President Gustavo Petro’s daughter attended
- Antonella Petro, 15, left the stadium when the chants became obscene – the crowd shouted ‘Petro, you son of ab****’ – and left the football match
- The teenager was unable to celebrate Colombia’s 2-1 win over Brazil in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match
This is the moment Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s 15-year-old daughter stormed out of a World Cup qualifier in tears as a sell-out crowd chanted for his removal.
Video filmed by a fan showed Antonella Petro being followed by a young woman as they quickly left their section at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla on Thursday evening.
The crowd could clearly be heard chanting “Fuera Petro” (“Fire Petro”) at the president’s teenage daughter, preventing her from staying until the end of Colombia’s 2-1 win over Brazil.
The video was reposted on her father.’
Colombian President Gustavo Petro with his 15-year-old daughter, Antonella Petro, who attended the Colombian national men’s team’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on Thursday evening and was forced to leave the stadium in Barranquilla after fans began shouting obscenities at her father, who was not was present
Antonella Petro, the 15-year-old daughter of Colombian President Gustavo Petro, runs out of the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Thursday evening after fans began chanting “Fire Petro” and “Petro, you son of ab***.” *’
A second video showed a sea of Colombian national team supporters looking toward the lower bowl area of the stadium, where Antonella Petro sat and shouted in unison: “Petro, you son of ab****.”
A third video shows a security team escorting Antonella Petro out of the stadium as a young boy puts his arm around her to comfort her.
President Petro, who is attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in California, came to the defense of the youngest of his five children and accused fans of serenading his child with shouts of opponents of his government.
‘Cowards. My 15 year old daughter had to leave the stadium in Barranquilla,” he wrote on X. “They turned the opposition chant against her, a female minor. Cowards.’
The teenager was unable to celebrate Colombia’s 2-1 win over Brazil in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match
Sofia Petro, the president’s eldest daughter, called on fans to let go of their anger and focus their energy on cheering on her sister, a big fan of the sport who dreams of one day playing on the women’s national team.
‘Antonella fills every space she is in with light. Even the hatred those people carry in her heart cannot deter her,” she wrote on X.
“I wish they find peace. If we can’t watch a football match next to someone who thinks differently, we’re screwed… I hope they manage to make that darkness disappear before they have to applaud Antonella when she’s the one scoring goals on the pitch.’
The incident came just two days after a W Radio/Datexco poll showed that 64 percent of Colombians disapproved of President Petro.
Political analyst Pedro Viveros told Noticias Caracol that the fan reaction was not aimed at the president’s daughter.
“I think it is the mixture of emotions for Lucho Díaz and his father, for Brazil, and of course the disillusionment that exists with the president’s government, which is also reflected in the investigations.”