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Former Brazil international Sócrates blamed politics for short stint in Serie A with Fiorentina

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Former Brazil international Sócrates blamed politics for his short stay in Italy.

The Belém-native, who passed away in December 2011, joined Fiorentina from Corinthians in 1984, but spent just one season with the Florence-based club before returning to Brazil with Flamengo.

“It was a reaction to the politics of the country,” he said, as reported by FIFA.com on Friday. “I didn’t feel any connection whatsoever. I had a sad year there and I ended up coming home. My world is here in Brazil.”

 
 

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