Rumors are making the rounds that Ronaldinho has signed for Chapecoense. Here’s the truth.
There is no iota of doubt that Ronaldinho is one of the greats of the game. Besides, there was no stopping this guy in his heyday. Be it Spain or Be it Italy, he made a statement wherever he set his foot. Aside from football, he was a jovial guy for the most part. Compassionate, gentle and hence a fan-favorite. Is he joining Chapecoense in their perilous times?
Chapecoense: The Ronaldinho Connection
Apart from being the team from Ronaldinho’s home country, they don’t have any direct connection. The Brazilian team was en route to play Copa Sudamerican final when it met a tragic end. In the wake of the disaster, football players across the world are coming together to aid the team. Ronaldinho is no exception, of course.
Ronaldinho’s agent/brother spoke to the press recently and expressed his condolences. He further went on to say that they are ready to help in any way possible. In addition to that, he debunked the rumors on the player signing for the club. Rumors took a stronghold in the past week with morphed photos of the player with the club jersey.
— John Kripsy (@JohnKripsy) December 4, 2016
Turns out, the picture of Ronaldinho with a number 10 green jersey has nothing to do with the club. Social media was rife with the news of Ronaldinho signing for the club along with the picture. Case in point, the picture was perhaps the one taken during the time Dinho became Amway ambassador.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) December 3, 2016
Furthermore, there was another close-up picture of the player in a Chapecoense jersey. The photo is still doing the rounds in the social media and is going viral. Due to the sensitivity of the incident, rumors are justifiable too. Ronaldinho, on the other hand, took to his Twitter account to support the club.
Ronaldinho isn’t alone with these rumors, however. The likes of Juan Román Riquelme and Gudjohnsen are constantly in the rumor mill. Under the circumstances, it’s safe to say that no such association is materializing. Doesn’t mean one cannot deny the possibilities though!