Samuel Eto’o posted an emotional birthday message to Ronaldinho as the Brazilian football legend spent his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan jail.
Ronaldinho was arrested this month in Paraguay after allegedly producing a false passport to enter the country and has been held behind bars pending a court case that has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ronaldinho, who during his playing days starred for Barcelona and AC Milan, clocked 40 on Saturday and four-time African Player of the Year Eto’o took to his Instagram page to wish his former teammate a happy birthday.
“Happy birthday my brother,” Eto’o said in the video.
“Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don’t even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you,”
“You are my brother, my friend. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I can only ask you to have strength and to pray a lot.
“I hope that all this can be solved soon, because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need.
“What I can do, I will do. And if I can’t do it, I’ll ask a friend for the favour.”
Watch the video below;