Former Barcelona and Brazil ace Ronaldinho was recently arrested in Paraguay for carrying a fake passport. Ronaldinho, 39, was detained by the Paraguayan officials for committing fraud. The superstar is currently behind bars along with his brother and can spend up to six months in prison. However, if rumours are to be true Ronaldinho's former teammate Lionel Messi is keen to help the Brazilian in this difficult situation. As reported, Lionel Messi has offered to help Ronaldinho by hiring lawyers worth a reported €4 million.
For all the superstardom Ronaldinho accrued, it is believed that the 'Ronaldinho broke' story is reportedly true. The Brazil legend reportedly does not have enough financial strength to manoeuvre himself out of the situation. Ronaldinho's passport was already confiscated by the Brazilian officials and that could be the reason why the World Cup winner decided to carry a fake passport. Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho go back a long way. Ronaldinho was more of a mentor than a teammate to Lionel Messi during the Argentine's nascent years at Barcelona.
The credibility of the 'Ronaldinho broke' news is not yet confirmed, but it won't be a shocker if Lionel Messi decides to extend a helping hand to his former teammate. It was reported that Ronaldinho's appeal for house arrest was denied by the judge as they feared he might try to escape from Paraguay. However, Ronaldinho does not seem too worried about the on-going situation. He was seen smiling, singing and signing autographs inside the prison.
🇧🇷 Ronaldinho being Ronaldinho in Paraguayan prison, signing autographs and drinking alcohol.— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 11, 2020
Only Ronaldinho. 👑 pic.twitter.com/Pv5ZVXaDZI