Incarcerated in Spain for the alleged rape of a young woman in a Barcelona nightclub on December 30, Dani Alves risks paying dearly for it. Literally and figuratively.
The 39-year-old Brazilian full-back saw his lease with the Mexican club Pumas UNAM immediately terminated, with the obligation to pay 4.5 million euros to his (ex-)employer under a contractual clause obliging him to such compensation in the event of scandal made public » or « act considered a crime according to the legislation of the country in which it took place. »
Since he was imprisoned, the former Barça executive has lost all or almost all of his personal sponsors. Its equipment supplier Adidas, first, which did not renew its deal, but also the sports betting company lxPartner and the clothing brand Ethika. Or nearly 50,000 euros less monthly income.