Palmeiras’ legal department is analyzing what the decision will be regarding Renan’s future, but the tendency is for the club to terminate the defender’s contract for just cause.
The player killed 38-year-old motorcyclist Eliezer Pena, who was run over ten days ago and is responding to freedom for manslaughter, with the aggravating factors of driving under the influence of alcohol and not being licensed to drive. The sentence for him can reach ten years.
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Defender Renan is taken to jail in Piracaia — Photo: Jornal Mais Bragança
As published by Uol, Palmeiras understands that Renan’s behavior was unacceptable and ended up devastating a family. From the beginning, the club made itself available to the victim’s family members to provide the necessary assistance.
Renan is from the Palmeiras base and was at the club since he was 11 years old. After being part of Verdão’s professional squad, he ended up on loan this year to Red Bull Bragantino and suffered the accident in Bragança Paulista (SP).
Renan during Palmeiras training at the Football Academy — Photo: Cesar Greco
The player’s current club has already decided that it will terminate the loan contract, too. But the player for the time being continues with his federative rights linked to Bragantino.
All the events surrounding the accident, including aggravating factors such as the fact that his driving license was suspended and the 24 traffic fines accumulated in a year, are seen as a breach of trust in the relationship with Palmeiras.
Renan left prison after undergoing a custody hearing. In addition to the payment of the R$ 242,000 bail, the Justice established that he must appear in all acts of the process and that the amount will be destined for the family of the dead motorcyclist.
Defender Renan, from Bragantino, is involved in a fatal accident — Photo: Lucas Rangel/TV Vanguarda
He was also banned from going to bars and concert halls, in addition to having to hand over his passport to the Federal Police. The player, therefore, is unable to act at this time.
Renan’s defense informed that the player will provide assistance to the victim’s relatives and is available to the authorities.
Eliezer Pena was married and the father of two young daughters. On Sunday, during the game against Juventude, Bragantino fans paid tribute to him, and his family was invited to the Nabi Abi Chedid stadium. Palmeiras fans created a virtual crowdfunding to raise funds for family members.
Bragantino fans pay tribute to Eliezer, a resident of Bragança who died in the accident involving defender Renan
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