The Brazilian winger Daniel Alves, detained in a Barcelona prison after being accused of sexual assault by a woman, was fired by the Pumas UNAM, Leopoldo Silva, president of the Mexican club, announced this Friday.
“With the information that occurred about the legal process that the player Dani Alves faces and for which he is detained in Spain, we have determined to communicate that the University Club decided to terminate the employment contract with the player Dani Alves for just cause as of this day. ”, Silva explained in a last-minute scheduled press conference.
Alves was arrested this Friday in Barcelona, where he was imprisoned accused of allegedly raping a woman in a bathroom at a nightclub in that city on December 31, an intolerable action for an institution like Pumas, added the hierarch.
“With this decision, the club reiterates its commitment not to tolerate acts by any member of our institution, whoever it may be, that go against the university spirit and its values,” the entity added.
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 highlighted 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 World Cup in Qatar 2022 that he played with the Brazilian team.
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