Claiming that someone has been doping is a very serious thing, and it looks like ARD, the German television network that aired a documentary about doping in Brazil, will have to provide evidence of Roberto Carlos’ involvement.
Dr. Julio Cesar Alves is one of those who appear in the documentary, and without knowing that he was being filmed, he said that Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos is one of those he had been treating, ever since he was 15(!).
I strongly reject the irresponsible accusations made by ARD, and I reaffirm that I have never used any substance to allow me to take advantage of my colleagues
the former Brazil international and Real Madrid star wrote on his Facebook page.
The report quotes the name of a doctor that I have never known in my life, and my lawyers have been called to challenge the false allegations and request that they prove, before a judge and publicly, the accusations
he also wrote, before giving details about his whereabouts in 2002, when he allegedly paid the doctor seen in the documentary one of his visits.
At the same time, the story states in an extremely vague way that I was seen in the doctor’s office in July 2002, when I returned to the country after the World Cup with Brazil. I went to Brasilia to participate in the awards ceremonies and, soon after, I returned to Madrid, without any passage through Piracicaba. In addition, the report does not produce any evidence of my alleged involvement in the case.
Roberto Carlos also included in his Facebook post what he considers further evidence of not having taken, ever, any illegal substance.
Throughout my career, I have always advocated fair play above all. The false accusations against me are completely contrary to this thought. In more than 20 years of my career I have never tested positive for any substances that would change my performance. I worked professionally for nine teams in Brazil, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Russia and India, and for the Brazil national team. I competed in the most diverse leagues on the planet, including World Cups, where use of any prohibited substance would have been promptly detected
the Brazilian ended his post.