EA Sports Are Reportedly Considering Removing Ronaldinho From FIFA 20
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho could be removed from FIFA 20 after the former Barcelona player spent time in a Paraguayan jail, according to reports.
It comes just days after the 40-year-old was released from prison and placed under house arrest following a fake passport incident.
The report claims that because of legal problems, the makers of FIFA are 'analyzing' to eliminate his profile.
The former Barcelona and AC Milan player currently has four ICON cards in Ultimate Team, rated 89, 91, 94 and 95.
Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested on March 6 after attempting to enter the country with forged documents.
It is believed he was invited to the country by a casino owner to take part in football training with children, as well as a book launch.
Passports were also reportedly found in their hotel room which had the duo's personal information listed with their nationality as Paraguayan.
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After paying $1.6 million, Ronaldinho and his brother have been released from prison.
However they will remain on house arrest in a Paraguayan hotel while they wait for the case to finish. pic.twitter.com/zbQZnTOpGr
- Brasil Football :flag_br: (@BrasilEdition) April 7, 2020
Last year, Dutch legend Marco Van Basten was removed from FIFA 20 after using a Nazi phrase during a TV broadcast.
The former Ajax and AC Milan forward was the owner of three Icon cards on Ultimate Team but the cards were suspended and EA released a statement to confirm the news.
"We are aware of recent comments made by Marco van Basten. We have an expectation that our commitment to equality and diversity is upheld across our game." they said in a statement.
"As such, we will suspend Marco van Basten ICON items from being available in Packs, SBCs and FUT Draft until further notice."
The Dutch Icon Marco Van Basten is removed from #FIFA20 and won't be available in FUT Draft, Packs & SBC. This is a reaction to the dutch saying "Sieg Heil" after a german coach got interviewed in dutch television, which was on the anti racism day of Eredivisie.
:camera_with_flash:: @OllieFPS_ pic.twitter.com/EgCEq1ZEVN
- FIFA 20 News & Rumours :no_entry_sign:Closed:no_entry_sign: (@FIFA_NewsRumors) December 3, 2019
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