The CBF has condemned the actions of rioters, who wore the national football jersey during the chaotic protests in Brasília ©Getty Images

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has claimed that the national team's iconic yellow jersey should be used to "unite" Brazilians after far-right rioters stormed the country's Government buildings on Sunday (January 8).

The national football governing body has condemned the actions of rioters, who wore the jersey during the chaotic protests in Brasília.

"The Brazilian national team shirt is a symbol of the joy of our people," the CBF wrote on Twitter.

"It’s to cheer, energize and love the country.

"The CBF is a non-partisan and democratic entity.

"We encourage that the shirt be used to unite and not divide Brazilians."

The CBF's statement comes after thousands of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro - the country's far-right ex-leader - stormed Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court and Presidential palace in protest of the results of the Presidential election.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who led Rio de Janeiro's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, pipped Bolsonaro by winning 50.9 per cent of the vote in the Presidential elections in October.

He was sworn in during the first week of January.

About 1,500 Bolsonaro supporters have been detained after Government buildings were damaged.

It is reported that around 3,000 people who support the former far-right leader has set up tents outside the army headquarters in Brasília, forcing security to clear them.

Today, thousand of people have held pro-democracy rallies across the country in response to the riots.

Lula has announced that strict action will be taken against those involved in the riots and condemned it as "terrorist acts".

United States President Joe Biden spoke out against the Brazilian riots, similar to the one carried out by pro-Donald Trump supporters in the Capitol, after Biden won the 2020 election.