Dani Alves to spend weekend in jail after not posting bail


After being convicted guilty of sexual assault and given a four-and-a-half-year jail term, the former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves was later granted conditional release by a Spanish court after completing more than a year of his sentence. The former player was given bail on Wednesday, but he will now be kept behind bars since he was unable to provide the required sum of money (£858,055/$1.08m), according to ESPN.

According to the report, Neymar’s father stated that neither he nor his son would help with Alves’ bail. After his arrest, Neymar Sr. admitted to offering the former Paris Saint-Germain player financial support, however, he clarified that this help was given before learning of his confirmed sexual assault at a Barcelona nightclub in December 2022. According to reports, Alves hopes to have the money ready by Monday or Tuesday.

As reported by ESPN, to be released, Alves must hand up his Brazilian and Spanish passports, as well as post bail and he is not permitted to leave Spain. In addition, the Barcelona resident is banned from approaching the victim or communicating with her and he is required to visit the courts once a week.

Ester Garcia, the victim’s lawyer, described the decision to give Alves bail as “scandalous,” claiming it was “justice for the rich,” and said she will fight to change it. Alves will now await the result of an appeal against his rape conviction.