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Pumas had to say goodbye to Dani Alves after his accusation of sexual assault against a woman in Barcelona, It is for this reason that an idea was generated where his team made a request for compensation to the Brazilian Dani Alves for violating a conduct clause in his contract. However, Leopoldo Silva, The president of the UNAM team denied this rumor.
“I will not comment on it. We have not requested anything, it is a legal issue and we will not make any further comments on it”, said the manager bluntly, who attended his team’s game against Atlas, on the fifth day of the Clausura 2023 tournament.
The Pumas fired Dani Alves on January 20, the same day the player was arrested in Barcelona for the alleged rape of a young woman in a discotheque in the Catalan city.
Furthermore, one must remember that On February 2, it emerged that the Pumas requested compensation of five million dollars from the player for the violation of a clause in the contract he had with the team.
According to said clause The Pumas could penalize the ex-Barcelona winger in case of “participating in doping cases”, “in any scandal that becomes public” or in “any act that is considered a crime under the law of the country in which it took place”.
The Mexican team has remained hermetic in everything that has to do with the ex-star of Barcelona, He has even controlled the questions that have to do with the case in the press conferences that he organizes.
This was the case last Friday when Higor Meritão, a compatriot of Alves, He spoke to the media prior to the game on date five against Atlas. At that time, A reporter questioned Meritão about the impact Dani’s departure from the team had.
“I know that it is a personal issue, a very complicated issue for Dani Alves, the board of directors and the coaching staff are going to do…”, replied Higor when he was interrupted by a member of the Pumas UNAM press department, something that has been repeated with other elements of the campus.
With information from EFE
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