Dani Alves played a game on the prison soccer team after being arrested for alleged rape in a nightclub.
Brazil international Alves has been accused of sexually assaulting him at his Barcelona nightclub on December 30.
He was arrested on January 20 after she revealed to police that a 23-year-old woman was the perpetrator.
He is being held in Briand 2 Prison in Catalonia, Spain, and is reportedly making her prison football debut.
A prison official told La Vanguardia newspaper that “expectations were high” because many of the other inmates worship the Barça ace.
The soccer player is said to have told his fellow inmates, “I’ll take anything.” I left home when I was only 15.”
“I’ve been through some very difficult and complicated situations so far and I’m sure I’ll get another passing grade. I’m not afraid of anything.
Alves shares a room with another Brazilian named Coutinho, though not his national team-mate.
But Coutinho is no stranger to football, with La Vanguardia reporting that he once worked as a bodyguard for Brazilian legend Ronaldinho.
The news comes after it was reported that Alves had signed autographs for other outcasts while in prison.
The ex-convict of Brian II showed Telesino a T‑shirt signed by the 39-year-old football star.
He also revealed how Alves was received in prison and how no one called him a “rapist”.
According to reports in Spain, Alves initially denied contacting his accusers.
In a Spanish television interview, Alves said, “I don’t know who this woman is.”
“I don’t know her name, I’ve never seen her”
But at a court hearing, the footballer told the judge that he had consensual sex with a woman.
According to El Mundo newspaper, a change in his narrative was the deciding factor in his remand.
CCTV footage released by Spanish media shows the footballer and the alleged victim in a VIP area, then going to the bathroom for 47 seconds.
The woman said she was too scared to leave the bathroom for several minutes after the alleged assault.
When she finally opened the door, the footballer and his companion had left the compound.
She started crying and, comforted by her friends, called the bouncer at her club.
The footballer’s arrest hit a second blow just days after his wife, Joana Sanz’s mother, died of cancer.
The 29-year-old Spanish model has lost “two pillars of my life” due to her husband’s arrest, she said.
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