Former Brazilian star and a potential great Adriano bid goodbye to football and choose a dangerous life to live in. The star striker still makes news on the front page of the news, but now not as a footballer but as a gangster. The 34-year-old, who last played for his country in 2010, is allegedly a part of the gang called Red Command.
An image of Adriano showed that how his life changed from earning 80,000 Pounds per week to getting enlisted in the black list of police in Rio de Janerio.
The former Brazilian striker is seeking protection to live in the slums and was also seen holding rifles with other close gang members. In 2010 he was arrested for drug trafficking. A woman was also shot dead in his car when he was out partying some time ago.
He has made 48 appearances for Brazil. But of late, in his career he played for Miami United but his contract is terminated in May. Since then, he never looked back to football.
Drug trafficking in South America is very common and gang war is an epidemic. After the 1994 World Cup in United States Columbian footballer, Andres Escober was shot dead outside of a pub. In a group match against the USA, Escober scored an own goal. Many think he was shot because of the goal, but his intent to disassociate with drug paddler in Columbia Andres Escober cost his life. Footballer Escober used to play for drug paddler Escober owned club.
In a country where youth were infested with the drug, footballer Andres Escober gave a hope for the country in Copa America. But in 1994 World Cup the gang war in the country eroded the confidence of the team as their training time was spoiled. So this is not the first occasion that a footballer has turned to a gangster.