- Croatia’s president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has been a highly visible supporter of the Croatian national football team as they have progressed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Grabar-Kitarovic has been seen dancing in the stands, handing out jerseys to Donald Trump and Theresa May and celebrating with her countrymen
- She has also been filmed congratulating and hugging players in their locker room after matches
Croatia’s president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has taken supporting your national team to the next level. She has been highly visible throughout Croatia’s progression through the 2018 FIFA World Cup and has been seen dancing in the stands, celebrating with fans in the stadia and she has even ventured into the locker room.
Grabar-Kitarovic was filmed celebrating with the team in Russia in their locker room where each player received a hug from the president. Some of the players were left red-faced because they did not expect the visit and had already started to undress.
Grabar-Kitarovic’s pure joy and passionate support of her national side has grabbed the imagination of people from across the world and has turned the once unknown president into an internet sensation.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Grabar-Kitarovic has not missed a single opportunity to support her team and during the recent NATO Summit in Brussels she gave out specially made team jerseys to US president Donald Trump and the UK prime-minister Theresa May.
Some politicians will show their support for their national team if and when the team reaches a final of a major tournament, some might even attend the final and like Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki have a quick celebration with their team if they win.
This level of support is rarely if ever seen and is pretty refreshing.
Ndtv.com reported that Grabar-Kitarovic is Croatia’s fourth president since the country gained independence, she is the first woman to be elected to the position.
Croatia qualified for their first world cup final on Sunday when they beat England last night. This achievement is remarkable because it is only the fifth time the country has appeared at the tournament.
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