Wednesday, 22 May 2024
WorldDani Alves statue vandalized in Brazil

Dani Alves statue vandalized in Brazil


The life-size statue of the former footballer Daniel Alves with which the Brazilian city of Juazeiro honors the most famous of its citizens, was once again the target of vandalism by unknown people who protested against said distinction to a person convicted of rape.

According to local media, The statue woke up this Wednesday stained with white painttwo days after the head was covered with a black bag and wrapped with duct tapealso in protest of the tribute.

The damage occurred after, last Thursday, lThe Spanish Justice will sentence the Brazilian to four and a half years in prison for abusing a woman in the toilet of a booth at the Sutton nightclub in the city of Barcelona on December 30, 2022.

The sinister statue, work of the sculptor Leo Santana, reproduces the former club side as Juventus, Barcelona, ​​Sevilla, PSG and Sao Paulo wearing the jersey of the Brazilian team and controlling a ball with their feet.

A group of residents of Juazeiro asked the municipality to remove the statue, inaugurated in December 2020 in a central square of the town located in the interior of the state of Bahia (in the northeast).

The protest movement against the tribute to a man convicted of rape, for allegedly tarnishing the image of the cityinitially emerged on social networks, but it grew and gained notoriety and spokespersons, whichThey have already made their demands official before the municipality.

The Juazeiro mayor’s office announced that it plans to hold a meeting this week to analyze the request.

Alves, two-time Copa América champion and two-time winner of the Confederations Cup with the Brazilian team it’s with 43 titlesone of the footballers with the most trophies in the world, including an Olympic gold in Tokyo 2020.

The winger, with a long career in the Brazil National Team, debuted in the Canarinha in 2006 and was called up for the 2010 South Africa, Brazil 2014 and Qatar 2022 World Cups, as well as for five editions of the Copa América.

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