The Olympic champion in men’s volleyball from Rio, Douglas Souza, left Italy and Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia in a way that the club saw as unfair. The player has his own version…
As soon as he learned that the Italian side Vibo released a statement, accusing him of leaving the club without permission, Douglas posted an explanation on his social networks.
“As some of you already knew, I wasn’t enjoying the experience (in Vibo), I wasn’t happy. I decided to go back, I communicated, I spoke to them the day before. I talked, yes, with all those responsible and my manager is still in contact with the club to end this as best as possible,” the Brazilian outside hitter said, adding that he already has proposals to play in the Superliga in his home country, but that he will assess what is best for his future.
Douglas became an Internet sensation during the Tokyo Olympics by showing his daily life in Japan in a funny and amusing way, attracting the admiration of fans and quickly increasing his follower base on Instagram from 240k to almost three million in a short period of time. Douglas is an openly gay athlete.