Ronaldinho wins six-a-side football tournament in the Paraguayan prison, scores 5 goals in the final game of the tournament.
Ronaldinho is currently spending his time in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly entering into Paraguay with a fake passport of that country along with his brother.
While in prison, it has been reported Ronaldinho took part in a behind-bars football tournament as he looks to pass the time in a Paraguayan prison, with the prize at stake a 16-kilogram suckling pig.
Initially, Ronaldinho did not want to participate in the football championship that started this week in jail. But, according to the Paraguayan newspaper Hoy, as per globesporte the Brazilian accepted an invitation to play a game of futsal with other prisoners.
In the end, Ronaldinho helped his side win the game by 11-2, in which the Brazilian scored 5 goals and gave assists in the rest of the 6 goals in the game.
Volvió #LaSonrisaDelFutbol 😃⚽️
— Santiago Ravidlas (@SantiRavidlasPy) March 13, 2020
Presently, Ronaldinho is facing a legal battle in the Paraguayan court, as his lawyer has constantly claimed that his client is totally innocent and wasn’t aware of the fake passport.
Watch Ronaldinho play
🇧🇷 Ronaldinho is playing football in jail and he’s running the show by doing some tricks and flicks. This is like FIFA street in real life. 😲 pic.twitter.com/8tmXlgaW46
— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 14, 2020
‘The courts have not taken into account the fact that Ronaldinho didn’t know he was committing a crime,’ he told Folha de Sao Paulo. ‘Because he didn’t understand he had been given false documents. He is stupid.’
Earlier, it was told that the judge has explained that the maximum time for the investigation is six months, giving the limit of time, Brazilian might have to spend in the prison, although it is a distant possibility.
Appeals for house arrest were rejected because there wasn’t enough information on the house that the brothers were meant to be staying in. Ronaldinho is in Paraguay to ‘attend conferences sponsored by charities that work with disadvantaged children.’