Robinho arrested for sexual assault

Posted by - January 28, 2009 - Manchester City

AWOL Brazilian talks to police on return to UK

Manchester City star Robinho has been arrested by police investigating an alleged rape at a Leeds nightclub. Quite humorously, police had originally intended to interview the Brazil international away from prying eyes at City’s Tenerife training ground, which we all know he disappeared from.

Robinho’s spokesman, Chris Nathaniel said: “[Robinho] strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to co-operate with the police if further required.” The ex-Real Madrid player has been released on bail.

I must admit, when I read on The Spoiler that Robinho had been partying in Space and then read this shortly afterwards I did weigh up the legal implications of a satirical pondering of Robinho’s whereabouts at the time of the attack. Glad I thought better of it now!

  • Joe

    You weighed the legal implications of a… satirical rape accusation? Is such a thing possible?

  • Rob Parker

    It’s certainly possible. A spoof type thing. Not legally sound by any stretch of the imagination (hence I didn’t write it!). Didn’t know he was going to be genuinely implicated within the accusations at that stage.

    Check out the Robbie Fowler story from yesterday. These spoofs can get out of hand.

  • amy

    ugh i dont believe that teenage girl one bit, shes clearly just trying to get famous by fabricating a rape allegation. classic.

  • luciana

    that is bs… ofcourse its not true, that teenage girl is just trying to get her 15 min of fame. she is the one who should be arested not him…