A Brazilian Soccer Club Just Signed A Keeper That's Fresh Out Of Prison For Killing His Ex-Girlfriend In Horrific Fashion
CNN- After serving seven years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend and feeding her to dogs, Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza is controversially back in the game, signed by Boa Esporte for two years.
In a lengthy post on its Facebook page, Boa Esporte's president, Rone Moraes da Costa, says the team isn't committing any crimes by signing the 32-year-old who formerly played for one of Brazil's most famous clubs -- Flamengo -- and was tipped to line up for the national team at the 2014 World Cup on home soil.
He could be back in action within a month and a half.
"Esporte Clube was not responsible for the release and freedom of the athlete Bruno," da Costa said, adding that the club was "giving work to those who intend to recover."
Bruno "deserves a new opportunity as a professional," the team said in a separate post. "The club has no relation with Bruno's personal actions, nor with his past, having hired only the professional."
Well then. Were you wondering how soccer hooligans could possibly consider a sport where the athletes "fall" over freshly cut landscaping more cutthroat than American football? If so, then Bruno Fernandes de Souza is here to provide you with the level of shock, disgust, and general discomfort that is more commonly elicited by violent crimes caught on casino cameras. Tough to argue that we here in the states are truly football crazed when homicidal futbol players in South America come out the clink with a multi-year contract in hand. Forget about the clear cultural differences in sentencing that had a 25 year old murderer roaming free at an age in which he's still considered an spry eligible bachelor, because the fact that he's already professionally employed just made Roger Goodell channel his inner Denzel...
I'm not trying to play "which felony is worse?", but if I absolutely had to choose then domestic feedings have the upper hand on domestic abuse. Shit, if launching your girlfriend's slain corpse into a den of rottweilers only costs you seven years of your soccer career then the inexcusable actions of Tyreek Hill and Joe Mixon would probably only be punishable by a pat on the ass and a "try to do better next time". If only they had taken their talents to the pitch then their reputations would hardly have a dent. After all, when they boxed a couple broads it didn't result in actual carnage. Just imagine, all Greg Hardy had to do was get into footy at a young age and he'd still be competing at a high level to this day. It's not like acting like the human equivalent of a bloodhound is anywhere near as bad as legitimately having your hounds dine on human blood.
Don't get me wrong. If anything, football players should be more harshly disciplined for assaulting the fairer sex. However, next time you say to yourself "no one cares about soccer" remember that it took Michael Vick longer to get a new gig after his stint in prison than it took Bruno Fernandes de Souza, and the former was merely an accomplice in the killing of the types of dogs that the latter used to dispose of his ex-girlfriend. I don't mean to compare and contrast the reprehensible, but with how quickly Boa Esporte compromised their morals in hopes of upping their save percentage they basically shamed the shady business practices of the NFL into looking like the upstanding ethics of the PGA Tour.