Dani Alves contract cancelled by Mexican club

Brazil international, Dani Alves, had his contract cancelled by Mexican club PUMAS amid sexual assault allegations.

Dani Alves signed a one-year contract with the Mexican club in July 2022 and five months later, the club released a statement announcing that it was ending the contract with the 39-year-old.

“With this decision, the club reiterates its promise not to tolerate acts by any member of our institution that violate the spirit of the institution and its values,” president of the club’s board of directors, Leopoldo Silva said.

“The Universidad Nacional Club is an institution that promotes respect and integrity and upstanding behaviour on and off the field, of its players because they are a role model in society, in Mexico and elsewhere in the world and we cannot allow the conduct of one person to damage our philosophy that has always been exemplary in the training and development of young athletes in our country.”

The former Barcelona was player, was arrested in Spain for allegedly raping a woman in a bathroom of a nightclub in the Spanish city on 30 December.

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