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.
Together at Barcelona, Samuel Eto’o and Ronaldinho won two Champions League titles, four La Liga, one Copa del Rey and two Supercopa de Espana titles and formed a tight bond
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.”