Ronaldinho seen out of prison for first time in month as Brazil legend hugs family and friends after being bailed – The Sun

RONALDINHO smiled and hugged his loved ones as he was pictured outside of prison for the first time in over a month.

The Brazil legend, 40, has been released from jail and placed under house arrest at a luxury hotel in Paraguay.

Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Paraguay with fake passports.

The former Barcelona superstar was warned he could spend up to six months behind bars.

But he has been allowed to leave the jail after just 32 days following a sentencing review hearing on Tuesday.

He was a picture of happiness as he rocked up to the Hotel Palmaroga in Paraguay's capital city of Asuncoin.

Ronaldinho hugged his family and friends as officers guided him through the crowds towards the hotel reception.

The 40-year-old and his brother will remain under house arrest at the five-star complex that has a swimming pool, gym and sun terrace.

He left jail at around 7:30pm on Tuesday after a judge confirmed via video call that they were free to do so.

Incredible footage shows the moment Ronaldinho found out that his time behind bars had come to an end.

As he was told he was going to be released, the legendary player grinned from ear to ear and wiggled his finger in the air as if he'd just scored a goal.

During his stint in jail, Ronaldinho lost a doubles game of footvolley to a convicted murder and a robber.

He scored five goals and made six assists after being convinced to play in the prison futsal tournament.

And he was given a cake by his cell mates as he celebrated his 40th birthday behind bars.



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