Udinese defender Danilo sentenced to one year in prison for racism
January 10, 2013
Udinese defender Danilo has been sentenced to a year in prison for racist abuse by a court in Brazil.
The centre-back was found guilty of spitting in the face of Atletico Paranese's Manoel and calling him a "monkey" while playing for Palmeiras in the Copa do Brasil in 2010.
Danilo was handed a year's custodial sentence by the 18th Criminal Court of the State of Sao Paolo, although he is expected to have the punishment reduced after appeal to a fine of around €127,000, or 500 times the state minimum wage.
The player currently earns €400,000 per year. The 28-year-old, who has made 25 appearances for Udinese this season both domestically and in Europe, joined the Serie A outfit from Palmeiras in the summer of 2011.