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The footballer Dani Alves has written to his ex-wife Joana Sanz a letter from the prison of Brians 2, where he is imprisoned accused of raping a 23-year-old woman in the bathroom of the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona.

In the letter, to which the program 'Y ahora Sonsoles' has had access, the footballer says he "regrets" Sanz's decision to separate after eight years of relationship and "longs" for life to "give them another chance".

"It was almost eight years of love, affection, respect and mutual care. Particularly the last few years by your side everything seems easier and more pleasureful. You and my children, Dani Filho and Victoria, was the best thing that happened to me in my life," the letter begins.

Alves assures the young woman that he "understands" the pain caused by "the unfair situation" they are living and "understands" that she has not been able to withstand the pressure. "The facts of which they accuse me are alien to me and to the values that have guided my life: love, respect and effort," he says.

The former Barça player was arrested on January 20 and the events of which he is accused allegedly took place on December 30 last year. He has since been remanded in custody without bail awaiting trial.

"I will continue to fight as I have always done, believing in myself with the support and trust of those who know who I really am: I will fight until the end with the unconditional love of my children, my parents and those who continue to be by my side, to soon prove my innocence to the whole world," he says in the same letter.

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