Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2017
Boa Esporte, a Brazilian second division workforce, have signed goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza following his launch from jail for the homicide of his girlfriend and the following feeding of her physique to his canines.
As reported by Jonathan Watts of the Guardian, Bruno was launched from jail final month having served seven years of what was initially a 22-year sentence for assault, torture and homicide. The 32-year-old has since agreed a two-year contract along with his new membership.
Per Watts, the choice to recruit the convicted assassin has been met with anger in Brazil. The household of the sufferer, Eliza Samudio, and teams protesting violence towards girls are mentioned to have expressed their outrage.
As well as, it’s famous that three sponsors of Boa Esporte—CardioCenter, Nutrends Diet and Magsul—have ended their partnerships with the membership, whereas the workforce’s official web site has additionally been hacked.
Nonetheless, Watts famous there was some optimistic response to the deal. “Followers posed for selfies with the goalkeeper, and most on-line feedback have been optimistic,” he famous. Boa Esporte’s president mentioned in a press release the membership was serving to the goalkeeper’s rehabilitation by giving him a deal.
As famous within the report, Samudio disappeared in 2010 having sued Bruno over assist for his or her baby; the goalkeeper was mentioned to be near shifting to AC Milan on the time and was involved the swimsuit might hinder a switch.
“The courtroom heard how he conspired with buddies who tortured and strangled the mannequin, then disposed of the physique by feeding it to the footballer’s Rottweilers,” famous Watts. Bruno has admitted his position within the plot.
Bruno was sentenced to 22 years in jail.AFP/Getty Photos
Having been charged in July 2010, Bruno was ultimately sentenced to the 22-year time period in March 2013. He was launched from his imprisonment in February having secured a habeas corpus.
Bruno was a extremely rated goalkeeper earlier than his arrest in 2010, captaining Brazilian giants Flamengo on the time.
The plight of girls in Brazil has been highlighted by some soccer golf equipment lately. As famous by the Guardian, top-flight facet Cruzeiro wore customised shirts throughout a Brazilian Cup match this month that included messages reminiscent of “a rape each 11 minutes” and “salaries 30 per cent decrease” in an try to lift consciousness.