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Brazilian soccer goalie Bruno Fernandes de Souza who had ex-girlfriend murdered and fed to dogs, responds to backlash over new contract

March 21, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Brazilian soccer goalie  Bruno Fernandes de Souza who had ex-girlfriend murdered and fed to dogs, responds to backlash over new contract

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Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza is urging the public to forget about the crime he committed so he could recover his soccer career.

“I made a mistake, a serious one, but mistakes happen in life – I’m not a bad guy,” Fernandes de Souza said to The Sun. inn the UK, “People tried to bury my dream because of one mistake, but I asked God for forgiveness, so I’m carrying on with my career.”

Bruno Fernandes de Souza arranged the murder of his then girlfriend, Eliza Samudio, who was tortured, beaten and strangled before her body was dismembered and fed to a group of Rottweilers in 2010.

Bruno spoke for the first time since joining Brazilian side Boa Esporte

In 2013, he was sentenced to 22 years for his role in the killing but was dismissed on a legal technicality after spending six years behind bars.

Despite his past, he was recently signed by second-tier Brazilian team Boa Esporte to a two-year contract.

Boa Esporte has been under scrutiny since the decision with three sponsors withdrawing from the team and hackers condemning the decision on their site.

Bruno had his model girlfriend Eliza Samudio killed in a dispute over child support

Despite the negative backlash, Boa Esporte president Rone Moraes da Costa doesn’t seem phased by the reaction.

“If this city doesn’t like it, I’ll move us to another. Bruno deserves this chance,” Moraes da Costa told The Sun.

Before he went to prison, Fernandes de Souza was one of the top young soccer prospects in the country, and there were rumors of him being recruited for World Cup team in 2014.

Samudio was suing the player for child support before she disappeared, and he later confessed that he was involved in planning of her killing.

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