The Brazil star might have been left out of the starting XI of Paris Saint-Germain’s forgettable 0-0 draw with Montpellier on Saturday, but he still managed to hit the headlines domestically when he took to Instagram to make an appeal for a lost dog.
“I lost my beautiful doggie around Malmaison Forest (Paris)… her name is Mari… please let me know if you find her. She is my life,” the former Barcelona and Juventus full-back posted.
Many publications instantly jumped to the conclusion that Alves had lost his dog, but they missed the fact he had advertised that he was posting on behalf of Brazilian model Joana Sanz.
Thankfully, the story had a happy ending as Mari was returned to her owner, who posted a video of herself reunited with her pet, albeit three days later.