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Villarreal's Ruben Semedo Arrested for Attempted Murder

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apparently he broke in to a guy's house, kidnapped him, tied and beat him up then robbed his house as well with a couple of other guys. 

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2 minutes ago, Stan said:

apparently he broke in to a guy's house, kidnapped him, tied and beat him up then robbed his house as well with a couple of other guys. 

Honestly? O.o

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12 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Honestly? O.o

that's what is being reported

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The 23-year-old has been charged after an incident in which a man was allegedly threatened with a gun, assaulted and robbed

Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo has been arrested and held without bail for kidnapping, theft and assault charges. 

On Thursday, Semedo was denied bail as a judge ruled he must be held in prison until his trial is complete due to a risk of escape or recidivism. 

The charges stem from an incident in which a victim was allegedly tied up, robbed, beaten and held by Semedo and two other men on February 12. 

Semedo and the other two men allegedly threatened to cut off the victim's fingers and fired a gun in his direction in an act of intimidation. 

The victim reportedly suffered a broken ankle and had a computer, several watches, and £21,000 stolen. 

Police also found an illegal firearm when searching Semedo's home following the incident. 

It wasn't the first off-field trouble for the Portugal U-21 international, who was also arrested in November for an altercation in a nightclub. That trial is still yet to take place.

The 23-year-old signed for the Yellow Submarine from Sporting CP during the summer but has only made four La Liga appearances due to injuries. 

 

 

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Yep... This case has been in the Spanish media headlines for a while and to be honest it sounds absolutely mental and he looks very culpable and will probably do a long stretch in prison. 

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Don't think Villarreal will be signing any Sporting Lisbon players any time soon... €14M for a gangster.

When you're playing in La Liga and making good money you've pretty much made it in your life, and the only crime you should be commiting is tax dodging :ph34r:

These ghetto kids that become footballers sometimes go down the wrong path and waste their talent, but I've never heard of something quite like this. He must be surrounded by terrible people.

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3 minutes ago, Machado said:

Don't think Villarreal will be signing any Sporting Lisbon players any time soon... €14M for a gangster.

When you're playing in La Liga and making good money you've pretty much made it in your life, and the only crime you should be commiting is tax dodging :ph34r:

These ghetto kids that become footballers sometimes go down the wrong path and waste their talent, but I've never heard of something quite like this. He must be surrounded by terrible people.

This - To us, they have made it, but some of these guys that were raised in the slums don't know a good thing when they have it. 

This is very extreme though.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Meanwhile Marcos Alonso is a free man.

I don't see the comparison? Gross negligence isn't the same as intent.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Meanwhile Marcos Alonso is a free man.

Mate, are you saying the system is racist or maybe xenephobic?

Maybe elitist and white supremacist?

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4 hours ago, SirBalon said:

Mate, are you saying the system is racist or maybe xenephobic?

Maybe elitist and white supremacist?

I don't know about that, but it's definitely bullshit.

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10 hours ago, Spike said:

I don't see the comparison? Gross negligence isn't the same as intent.

Manslaughter and murder are both homicide.

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4 hours ago, SirBalon said:

Mate, are you saying the system is racist or maybe xenephobic?

Maybe elitist and white supremacist?

Most systems are.

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17 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Manslaughter and murder are both homicide.

Semedo's victim isn't dead.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

Semedo's victim isn't dead.

Indeed, but attempted murder carries a very similar sentence to that of murder. 

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Manslaughter and murder are both homicide.

With lazy statements like this you can also drawn nonsensical similarities between a 'crime of passion' and the holocaust, as they are both homicide. You know there is a difference between someone getting in a car with a drunk person and dying in a crash, and someone being attacked during a burglarly. 

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Intent to murder is a big time crime. This ain’t ABH or GBH... This is the law stating you intended to kill someone (murder) and failed in that attempt. That accusation if proved beyond a reasonable doubt is almost at the level (very little between the two and is negligible as to punishment) of committing murder itself.

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1 minute ago, Inverted said:

Imagine being a professional footballer and commiting a burglary.

Machado explains it well. Social structures and everything that surrounds them are to blame here. Now whether you want to ultimately blame capitalism or governments themselves, we can have a debate. But this is the result and a career based on a lack of cultural assimilation and a good upbringing is paramount. This is class difference at the essence of the problem. 

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3 minutes ago, Inverted said:

Imagine being a professional footballer and commiting a burglary.

And stealing an amount that is probably less than your weekly salary 

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58 minutes ago, Spike said:

With lazy statements like this you can also drawn nonsensical similarities between a 'crime of passion' and the holocaust, as they are both homicide. You know there is a difference between someone getting in a car with a drunk person and dying in a crash, and someone being attacked during a burglarly. 

They both belong in prison. But they're footballers in/from Spain, let's see what happens.

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24 minutes ago, Inverted said:

Imagine being a professional footballer and commiting a burglary.

not the first time a professional footballer would have stolen something i.e. a living. 

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19 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

Machado explains it well. Social structures and everything that surrounds them are to blame here. Now whether you want to ultimately blame capitalism or governments themselves, we can have a debate. But this is the result and a career based on a lack of cultural assimilation and a good upbringing is paramount. This is class difference at the essence of the problem. 

Portugal's always struck me as odd considering that despite being a little poorer, it's basically a normal European country, except there seems to be a very seperate situation for the population from the former colonies like Cape Verde. You have people from the same city, and some are typical, metropolitan Europeans and some might as well have grown up in the 3rd-world.

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4 minutes ago, Inverted said:

Portugal's always struck me as odd considering that despite being a little poorer, it's basically a normal European country, except there seems to be a very seperate situation for the population from the former colonies like Cape Verde. You have people from the same city, and some are typical, metropolitan Europeans and some might as well have grown up in the 3rd-world.

This doesn’t just happen in Lisbon or Oporto. This we have in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Marseille, Milan, Naples, Berlin, Munich and London amongst other major cities. I can take you to areas of London where you will cover your ears and eyes at the evident poverty and ghetto-like results of capitalism. 

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

not the first time a professional footballer would have stolen something i.e. a living. 

Yea like stealing a Taxi

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7 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

They both belong in prison. But they're footballers in/from Spain, let's see what happens.

He belongs in prison because someone was foolish enough to get in the car with a drunk driver?

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