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Brazil’s Boa Esporte Signs Ex-Flamengo Keeper and Convicted Murderer

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a controversial move that has already resulted in numerous negative repercussions, this weekend, Minas Gerais football (soccer) club, Boa Esporte, announced that it had signed former Flamengo goalkeeper and convicted murderer, Bruno Fernandes.

The 32-year-old Fernandes was released last month after serving almost seven years of an original 22-year sentence. In a case that made headlines around the world, in 2013, the up-and-coming star goalkeeper was found . . .

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