Tears Flow As Ronaldinho’s Prison Friends Throw Farewell Barbecue Party After Release From Jail

Tears Flow As Ronaldinho’s Prison Friends Throw Farewell Barbecue Party After Release From Jail

There were uncontrollable tears by prison inmates who organised a surprise barbecue to bid farewell to Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho as he was moved to house arrest this week.

The 2002 World Cup winner and his brother Roberto were allowed to leave their cells in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion after being arrested for allegedly entering the country with false documents.

A potential six-month long stay in the penitentiary was cut short after 32 days once a sentence review hearing accepted bail reportedly amounting to £650,000 each.

They are now restricted to the Hotel Palmaroga in the north-west of the city.

According to ESPN Brasil, when the former Barcelona star and his Roberto heard the verdict of their prison exit, they immediately headed back inside to say their goodbyes.

Upon their return they found a barbecue set up to pay tribute to the pair, who promised they would visit once again before eventually heading back to Brazil.

Tears were shed as they bid a fond farewell and the report adds that the pair, who deny the charges against them, are confident that they will soon be released from house arrest.

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However, their final departure from Paraguay may be held up by the coronavirus pandemic with a lockdown currently in force across the capital.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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