My Fellow Brazilians,
Do not believe the slander that the media has thrown at my name. Pele the Football star and Edson the Kind from poverty are still one and the same. I have only ever acted in a way that was in concern for my country and its people. As for Brent, however strange he is Brazilian and i will "obsess" over the unlawful emprisonment and torture of ANY Brazilian. I bleed blue, gree, and yellow, and I always have. I accepted the title of IOC Vice President beccause I wanted to have a peaceful end to the Games and to prevent this from happening to any other country, I believe in the power of sport and yes the power of love to bring peace. Believe me not the media pigs. I beg you.