According to several Catalan media, Dani Alves has barely had dinner and has hardly eaten since he entered prison in Barcelona on Friday. The former Barcelona full-back, who has received different professionals, including doctors and psychologists, has been relatively calm, but also affected emotionally and not very talkative during the little more than 24 hours he has been in prison.
Marca report via La Vanguardia that he didn’t make any phone calls to which he is entitled as he could not remember the phone numbers of any relatives or close friends. He will be in Brians I prison for several months until the trial is held.
Alves’ wife speaks out
Joana Sanz, Alves’ wife, is going through a very difficult time, after the death of her mother a few days ago in addition to his imprisonment. “I ask the media outside my house to please respect my privacy at this time. My mother passed away a week ago. I have only just begun to come to terms with the fact that she is no longer around to be tormented by my husband’s situation. I have lost the only two pillars of my life. Have a little empathy, instead of looking for so much news in other people’s pain, thank you,” she wrote on social media.
What is Alves accused of?
The Brazilian has been charged with the crime of sexual assault. According to the victim’s statement, which the investigating judge considers “forceful and persistent”, the player forced himself on her in a bathroom located in a reserved area of the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona on the night of 30 to 31 December.