Santos loses sponsor after hiring Robinho

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Orthopride, a franchise network in the field of aesthetic orthodontics, which sponsored Santos, broke the relationship with the São Paulo team after the hiring of striker Robinho. The player had been sentenced to nine years in prison in Milan, Italy, for the crime of rape of a woman.


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247 – Orthopride, a franchise chain in the field of aesthetic orthodontics, which sponsored Santos and had a contract until 2021, broke the relationship with the São Paulo team after the hiring of striker Robinho. In November 2017, the player was sentenced to nine years in prison in Milan, Italy, for the crime of rape of a woman with five other men.

The company made the decision on Wednesday afternoon (14). The decision is not final, as it is of first instance. The player is appealing and free to play.

Santos said he signed a symbolic contract with Robinho, with a salary of R $ 1,500 and bonuses for objectives achieved. The Santos club would also have a preference for renewal with the player for another year and seven months.

To Globe Sports, Orthopride’s director of operations, Richard Adam, mentioned respect for women in the decision to break up. “Our audience is mostly female and, out of respect for the women who consume our products, we had to make this decision. We want to make it clear that we were not previously informed about the hiring of Robinho, we were taken by surprise by the press over the weekend”.

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