'Ronaldinho starts drinking in the morning'

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A couple of Ronaldinho's close friends have revealed the Brazil legend's drinking has gotten worse since the start of the year.

The 41-year-old, who was in prison last year, has been patying a lot since his mother past away in February.

It is believed the former FC Barcelona and AC Milan star did not take to kindly to the news, with his friends disclosing that he drinks alot.

"Every day is a party," one of his friends told Brazilian publication Extra, as per Marca.

"He starts drinking vodka, whiskey, gin in the morning, and only stops drinking the next morning.

"It is not something of late, but we noticed that it became more intense after his mother's death."

Another friend added, "He had a New Year's Eve party and everything," another friend added.

"Several friends from Rio went there because he feels very lonely in that immense place where he lives.

"He has a barbecue, he dances, he always goes far. He lives in a fortress with everything he needs.

"Ronaldo has a huge heart and tries to be generous with his friends. But not all of them are true friends, and I see a lot of damage being done to him."

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