Fake news announces the death of Dani Alves


By: Manu Tournoux

The announcement of Dani Alves’ suicide in prison spread on social networks before a formal denial, notably from the brother of the former Brazil captain.

He presents himself as a football lover and supporter of Botafogo, the Brazilian club owned by John Textor, the boss of OL. Saturday evening, Paulo Albuquerque saw fit to relay on X (ex-Twitter), a rumor that he wanted to make credible: “ The information reaching me is that Daniel Alves committed suicide. »

The post has been viewed more than 5 million times and sparked the reaction of the family of the former Seleçao captain, the second most successful footballer in history after the Argentinian Lionel Messi, his ex-FC teammate Barcelona. “ But how cruel is this? My father is over 70 years old. My mother is over 60 years old. You don’t have any family, do you? “, his brother Ney Alves was indignant on Instagram.

Sentenced to 4 years

Dani Alves’ press secretary, Acaz Fellegger, also denied this more than clumsy publication, “ without any basis or truth, she indicates in comments reported by Itatiaiaa Brazilian radio. I spoke to the lawyer and this irresponsible person should be prosecuted. »

Dani Alves, 40, is serving a sentence of four and a half years of imprisonment. The former side of FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus, PSG and Sevilla FC in particular, was sentenced on February 22 by a Barcelona court which found him guilty of raping a 23-year-old young woman in the toilets of a nightclub in the city of Catalonia.

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