Corinthians are keeping their biggest star (literally) under house arrest in a bid to halt the seemingly unstoppable expansion of his waistline.
Former Inter Milan star Adriano is being kept under lock and key at a hotel after the club decided to show tough love to their striker to help his battle with the bulge.
The club said he was “detained” at their hotel, where he is following a diet set by the team doctors and training three times a day.
Corinthians fitness trainer Fabio Mahseredjian said: “In the hotel we have more control over him … He knows we’re trying to do the best for him. All of us are dedicated, but it depends on him. Weight loss comes only through diet: you cannot lose weight through physical activity alone.”