Bayern Munich’s Breno has been arrested over a fire which caused over a million euros worth of damage to his home.
The 21-year-old was held by the Munich Prosecutor’s office on suspicion of grave arson after the blaze, in the early of Wednesday, gutted the house.
The defender was alone in the house when the fire broke out but managed to escape and was treated in hospital for smoke inhalation, police said.
He, his wife and their three children had been re-housed by the club.
A brief statement by Bayern Munich read: “We are surprised by the new situation that Breno will now be investigated. As we do not have any further information we cannot make any other comment.”
Breno joined the club from Sao Paulo in 2008 and is currently out of action through injury. He spent time on loan at Nuremburg in early 2010.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
By all accounts the young Brazilian has been struggling with persistent knee problems and had been advised to seek psychiatric help and it therefore seems quite plausible that the former Sao Paulo man may have indeed been to blame for the burning down of his own house.
Quite why Breno would set fire to his house is a source of much confusion, not least as the house was rented and therefore any attempt to commit arson to claim insurance would presumably not have benefited the defender in anyway financially.