In 2017, the previous Manchester Metropolis ahead was sentenced by an Italian court docket to 9 years in jail for his involvement within the rape of a 22-year-old girl at a nightclub in 2013. Robinho has appealed the ruling and the case is constant.

The 36-year-old Robinho started his profession at Santos earlier than starring with Actual Madrid, Manchester Metropolis and AC Milan, amongst different golf equipment. This was to be his third stint with Santos.

Brazilian orthodontics franchise Orthopride introduced this week it had ended its sponsorship cope with Santos “out of respect for ladies” after the membership introduced Robinho’s signing.

Orthopride chief working officer Richard Magrath informed Globo Esporte: “We now have huge respect for Santos’ historical past. However at this level, we’ve got determined to terminate the sponsorship contract.

“Our viewers is usually feminine and, out of respect for the ladies who purchase our merchandise, we needed to make that call. We need to make it clear that we weren’t beforehand knowledgeable concerning the signing of Robinho, we had been taken abruptly by the information over the weekend.”

Robinho posted a video on Twitter and which was retweeted on a number of media web sites, saying: “I’ll show my innocence.”

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