Monday, January 30, 2023

Dani Alves, fired by the Pumas UNAM, after being arrested for alleged rape

The Brazilian full-back Dani Alves, arrested and admitted to a Barcelona prison after being accused by a woman of sexual assault, He was fired by the Pumas UNAM of Mexican soccerreported this Friday the president of the club, Leopoldo Silva.

“With the information that occurred about the legal process that the player Dani Alves faces and for which is detained in Spainwe have decided to communicate that the University Club decided to terminate the employment contract with the player Dani Alves from this day with just cause,” Silva explained at a last-minute scheduled press conference.

Alves was arrested this Friday in Barcelona, ​​where He was admitted to prison accused of allegedly raping a woman in a bathroom at a nightclub in that city on December 31an intolerable action for an institution like Pumas, added the hierarch.

“With this decision, the club reiterates its commitment to not tolerate acts of any member of our institutionwhoever it is, that threaten the university spirit and its values”.

The judge handling the Alves case ordered the player to be imprisoned without bail this Friday because she considered that the Brazilian presents a high risk of flight given his economic capabilities, in addition to the fact that he resides outside of Spain, in Mexico.

The president of Pumas also pondered the values ​​of the highest house of studies that this team represents, the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

“The National University Club is an institution that promotes respect. We cannot allow the conduct of a person to harm our work philosophy, which has been an example throughout history in the training and development of young athletes in our country.”

The 39-year-old footballer arrived at the Pumas in July 2022 as the star reinforcement of the Mexican league prior to the 2022 Apertura; he chose Pumas to have rhythm to be ready to play the Qatar 2022 World Cup that he played with the Brazilian team.

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