- Ronaldinho's inmates organized a barbecue party for him when they learnt he was to leave prison
- Reports claim the prisoners were in tears as they bid farewell to the Brazilian legend who was released
- Ronaldinho has been placed under house arrest in a four-star hotel in Paraguay's capital Asuncion
Ronaldinho bid farewell to his inmates amid tears in a barbecue party in the Paraguay prison after he was released and placed under proper house arrest, reports claim, ESPN FC.
The former Barcelona star spent 32 days after being charged along with his brother for entering the country with fake documents.
And once the news of the release of the Brazilian legend got to prison, a barbecue party was arranged to say bid him his final goodbye.
The World Cup winner was denied bail on three occasions before a judge granted them house arrest in exchange for a bail payment of $1.6million.
"It's a significant bail in cash to guarantee they will not flee," judge Gustavo Amarilla said.
Ronaldinho will be placed at a four-star hotel in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion before a date for a new trial will be set.
The 40-year-old was loved by his fellow prisoners where they played football together and won the in-house competition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho de Asis Moreira could barely hide his elation after learning he was going to be released from prison.
A video that surfaced online on Thursday, April 9, 2020, appeared to reveal the 40-year-old’s initial reaction when he learnt of his reprieve.
Initially, things looked bleak for the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner as the Paraguay courts were unwilling to allow bail for the simple fact that he posed a flight risk.
Judge Gustavo Amarilla, who was overseeing the case, contacted Ronaldinho and his brother to inform them that they would be placed under house arrest instead.
Legit.ng also reported that Philippe Coutinho had been receiving several warnings from Neymar via WhatsApp messages before he signed for Barcelona, reports claim.
Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 for a world record fee of £200million from Camp Nou while Coutinho made a January switch to the opposite direction in 2018.
And reports in Spain claim Neymar had sent several text messages to his compatriot to convince him to join PSG instead.
But Coutinho saw his move to the Catalan club as a dream come true and an advancement in his career from Premier League giants Liverpool.
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