Murder Most Foul: Flamengo’s Keeper Charged.By: The Offside | August 2nd, 2010
Modern footballers are accused of quite a bit. From being whiny, dive-y and lacking perspective to, such as the case with Marlon King, being easily aggrieved when someone doesn’t know who they are. Some even get caught not checking the paperwork when hiring prostitutes.
However, those accusations don’t usually include something to the level of murder. Usually.
Bruno, goalkeeper for Brazilian club Flamengo, has been accused of such a crime, being charged by police on Friday. He’s also being charged, mostly by us, of watching far too many gangster movies.
This has been percolating for some weeks back in Brazil, but with the majority of the world watching the World Cup with horse blinders and earplugs, it fell below the radar.
The plot can be summed as this: Bruno had an extramarital affair which produced a baby and when the mother – an adult film actress who may or may not have dated Cristiano Ronaldo, among other things – attempted to determine paternity, he and accomplices, including his wife, killed her and fed the cut body parts to dogs (not pigs, as suggested by Guy Ritchie).
Bruno also went to the Hollywood School of Case Sabotage – yet to graduate.
Photos of the goalkeeper published on Friday showed him with a shaved head. Reports said he had burned his hair to hinder a DNA examination.
A lengthier version of what supposedly transpired here. In a word or two: burn your Bruno shirts if you’ve got ‘em.