Brazilian Goalkeeper Jefferson Carjacked at Gunpoint on Way to Training

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 09:  Goalkeeper Jefferson of Botafogo celebrates after the match between Botafogo and Atletico MG as part of Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Nilton Santos Stadium on July 9, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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Brazil international Jefferson has revealed he was carjacked on his way to training for Botafogo and was threatened at gunpoint.

Tom Sheen of The Sun reported the 34-year-old was attacked in his Range Rover and was forced from his vehicle by the gang.

CCTV footage captured the player being forced to kneel on the pavement with his hands raised in the air.

The gang is then seen to steal Jefferson's car and make a quick getaway from the scene of the crime.

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Botafogo keeper Jefferson had his car stolen in Rio at gun point on Sunday morning. https://t.co/E5BAWC9k7z

Per Sheen, the stopper commented on his frightening experience via social media:

"I've sadly become another victim of the violence that ravages our city.

"I was on my way to training with Botafogo when I was overpowered by armed men who intended to steal my car and my belongings.

"God gave me the calmness to deal with the dangerous situation, and thanks to Him I did not suffer any violence."

The incident happened in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, with the vehicle recovered several hours later by police.


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