Boa Esporte Face Sponsor Exodus After Hiring Goalkeeper Bruno
Minas Gerais club Boa Esporte is facing the cancellation of key sponsorships after they signed 32 year old goalkeeper Bruno. Bruno has spent the last 6 and a half years in jail after being found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Bruno obtained habeas corpus by an injunction and was released from prison last month, whereupon Serie B side Boa Esporte signed the ex Atlético Mineiro and Flamengo goalkeeper on a two year contract.
However, several of the club’s key sponsors have voiced concerns over the signing. The Góis e Silva Group, the club’s main sponsor, will meet with club directors on Monday to discuss whether their patronage of the club continues.
Commercial partner Cardiocenter has already requested the removal of its logo from Boa Esporte’s website. The company wrote on their facebook page, “Cardiocenter does not agree with the hiring of players that do not represent our ideals.
“We oppose this because we consider that players have to be examples for children and for all of those in love with soccer. We already requested that our logo be removed from the site of Boa Esporte.”
The Góis e Silva Group said in a statement, “Our meeting aims to require the club's board to review its decision to hire Goalkeeper Bruno. If our application is declined, unfortunately we will consider cancelling our sponsorship of Boa Esporte.”