"Mistakes Happen"- Recently Released Brazilian Soccer Player On His Girlfriend (That He Happened To Have Murdered & Fed to Dogs)
Bruno Fernandes de Souza was a star keeper in Brazil who was sentenced to 22 years in jail for his involvement in the murder of his then girlfriend, model Eliza Samudio, with whom he was involved in a paternity dispute while still married to his wife. Friends of his kidnapped Samudio, tortured her, killed her, and then fed her dismembered body to his rottweilers.
Bruno, who confessed to his involvement in the crime, was released last month after his lawyers applied for a writ of habeas corpus because the Brazilian courts were too slow to hear his appeal. He served six years and seven months. Not long after Bruno got out, because sports are very often the worst, Brazilian clubs were expressing interest in his goalkeeping services. Amid growing controversy, second division club Boa Esporte signed him to a two-year deal.
In response to the outcry following his signing, Bruno has sought to defend himself. Which brings us back to our headline. He told The Guardian that "mistakes happen," among several other crazy things:
"Dude, what happened, happened. I made a mistake, a serious one, but mistakes happens in life – I'm not a bad guy. People tried to bury my dream because of one mistake, but I asked God for forgiveness, so I'm carrying on with my career, dude. I'm starting over."
Michael Scott said it best
We all have flaws, we all make mistakes.
Surrrrrrrrreeeee, sometimes Bruno is involved with the kidnapping, torture and murder of his girlfriend. And yes he was also married at the time, but that doesn't automatically make him a bad guy. How could you make such an insane jump to conclusions?
You can't judge an entire person's life over one mistake. Everybody knows that. Are you really going to let one second define a lifetime?
Sure, Hitler killed a let's say "a lot of Jews", but he also painted. Painters are usually nice guys. Just look at Bob Ross. Yeah, Timothy McVeigh sort of, kinda blew up 168 people, but he also served in the U.S. Army. We all know you can't be that bad of a guy if you serve your country. I'm just saying we all just make mistakes
Let's find a positive.
He didn't waste her body. That's a positive right there.
He could've just buried it, dropped it in the ocean or burned her remains. There's literally endless possibilities of what you can do with a dead body after you murdered someone. Bruno and his friends could've done anything, yet they did the right thing and used her remains to feed his dogs. That alone should tell you all you need to know about the caring guy we're dealing with who deserves this second chance. Not gonna let those Rottweilers go hungry, not on his watch.
He doesn't waste any remains. So you know he won't waste his second chance. I can respect that. It's like the stories of Native Americans who would kill buffalo and use there bones to make forks and knifes. It's okay to kill as long as you don't let any part go to waste.
Basically the same thing.
Plus I mean he's right, he made a mistake, and even he'll admit it's a serious one. Guy, he knows it's worse than getting whole milk when you were supposed to get 1%. Even though arguably that's a worse offense. Whole milk is disgusting.
He's not a bad guy, don't judge him on this one lapse in judgement. I mean we can't judge people on one mistake they've made. That's not how society has worked for thousands upon thousands of years or anything.
Of course I'm joking. I feel like I shouldn't have to say that, but you never know. Obviously this guy is a monster who should be in jail for the rest of his life/dead, but Brazil is a fucked up country to say the least. How you can serve less than 7 years for being involved with this crime to steal a quote from the birthday boy, Dave Portnoy is "Bananaland'.
I honestly don't blame the guy for trying to live a normal life. Yes he's a scumbag who shouldn't be on the streets, but he is. He got lucky and still has years to live so of course he's going to try to make the best of them. I can understand him trying to play soccer and live a semi-normal life. But what I can't understand is how a team would sign this guy. That is beyond me. With how popular that horrible sport is there has to be some free agents out there who can give you similar production to a guy who just spent 7 years in jail for giving the okay to feed his girlfriend to fucking dogs. Little free PR for ya, probably not a great idea to sign a guy who murdered his girlfriend.
That being said, if this means Aaron Hernandez can get a 2nd chance in like 3 years I'm in. At least he was high on PCP when he killed like 39 people. That's a better excuse than "mistakes happen".