Soccer Pro Who Murdered GF Then Fed Her To Dogs Just Signed With A New Team
Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza was a goalkeeper for Flamengo in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A - Brazil's premier professional soccer league - when he kidnapped, tortured, murdered and dismembered Eliza Samudio.
Per CNN, Souza, his lover and his ex-wife were among nine people charged with torturing and murdering Samudio, who had been trying to prove he had fathered her son. Also part of the gang was Souza's 17-year-old cousin, who confessed the horrific details of Samudio's gruesome murder to police investigators back in 2010.
Those details included her mutilation and dismemberment, after which parts of her body were reportedly fed to dogs. Souza was jailed until his conviction in 2013 and had since served four more years in prison on what was intended to be a 22-year sentence, but was recently released on a technicality.
The nature of this crime is so violent and the people involved so deranged that it's truly hard to wrap one's head around. But what has happened upon his release has pushed this story to an entirely new level.
Souza was just recently signed to a two-year deal to play professional soccer again, this time for Boa Esporte, a team currently playing in the Brasileiro Série C after being relegated from Série B in 2015. It is a truly baffling decision that has been met with immense criticism and outcries around the world from those who rightfully see this as indifference to the epidemic of violence against women.
However team president Rone Moraes da Costa is not apologizing. Instead, he's taking the "hey, just because he's a convicted murderer and torturer doesn't mean he can't play football" approach.
Via statement on Facebook, he expressed that "Boa Esporte Clube was not responsible for the release and freedom of the athlete Bruno" and that the club "as a company and as human beings endowed with justice and legality" have a moral and social obligation to give work to "those who intend to recover."
"The Boa Esporte Clube is not committing any crime according to the Brazilian legislation and before the law of God," concluded the statement.
This guy has to be the most literal human on planet earth. Or he's just a scumbag who wants to profit off of one of the worst crimes I've ever read about. It's a toss up.
But hold onto your hats because they weren't done there. In a separate post, the team added that Bruno "deserves a new opportunity as a professional" and that "the club has no relation with Bruno's personal actions, nor with his past, having hired only the professional."
Bruno deserves a lot, that's for sure. I just have the feeling that most of us have a different idea of what he deserves.
Be the first to know
Want FREE Fantasy and Gaming Advice and Savings Delivered to your Inbox? Sign up for our Newsletter.