This is the moment Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s 15-year-old daughter stormed out of a World Cup qualifying game in tears as a sold-out crowd chanted for his removal.
Video filmed by a fan showed Antonella Petro being followed by a young woman as they quickly walked out of their section at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla on Thursday night.
The crowd could clearly be heard chanting ‘Fuera Petro’ (‘Fire Petro’) at the president’s teenage daughter, which prevented her from staying until the conclusion of Colombia’s 2-1 victory over Brazil.
The video was reposted on X, the social media outlet former known as Twitter, by Juan Lafaurie, the son of Senator María Cabal, who wrote: ‘Apparently Petro’s daughter does not like Colombians expressing their disagreement with her father’s disastrous government.’
Colombian President Gustavo Petro with his 15-year-old daughter, Antonella Petro, who on Thursday night attended the Colombian men’s national team World Cup qualifying match against Brazil and was forced to leave the stadium in Barranquilla after fans started shouting obscenities directed at her father, who was not present
Antonella Petro, the 15-year-old daughter of Colombian President Gustavo Petro, rushes out of Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Thursday night after fans started shouting ‘Fire Petro’ and ‘Petro, you son of a b****’
In a second video, a sea of Colombian national team supporters could be seen looking towards the stadium’s lower bowl area where Antonella Petro was sitting and shouting in unison, ‘Petro, you son of a b****.’
A third video shows a security team escorting Antonella Petro out of the stadium and a young boy placing his arm around her to comfort her.
President Petro, who is attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in California, came to came to the defense of the youngest of his five children, accusing fans of serenading his child with shouts used by opponents of his administration.
‘Cowards. My 15-year-old daughter had to leave stadium in Barranquilla,’ he wrote on X. ‘They directed the opposition’s chant against her, a female minor. Cowards.’
The teenager was unable to celebrate Colombia’s 2-1 victory of Brazil in a qualifying match for the 2026 World Cup
Sofia Petro, the president’s oldest daughter, called on fans to let go of their anger and direct their energy to cheering on her sister, a huge 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. Not even all the hatred that those people carry in her heart could turn her off,’ she wrote on X.
‘I wish upon them to find peace. If we can’t sit and watch a soccer game next to someone who thinks differently, we’re screwed … I hope they manage to let that darkness go before they have to applaud Antonella when she is the one on the field scoring goals.’
The incident came just two days after a W Radio/Datexco poll showed that 64 percent of Colombian disapproved of President Petro.
Political analyst Pedro Viveros told Noticias Caracol that the fan reaction was not geared towards the President’s daughter.
‘I think it is the mixture of emotions for Lucho Díaz and his father, for Brazil, and of course the disenchantment that exists with the president’s government, which is also manifested in the surveys’.