Brazilian defender, Marcelo who previously played for Lyon was demoted to the club’s reserve team for ‘farting in the dressing room and laughing about it with his teammates, according to reports.
The fallout with the club’s hierarchy over the incident led to his exit from the club as he now plies his trade with Ligue 1 club, Bordeaux.
The incident occurred after the club’s shock 3-0 defeat to Angers back in August – a game in which Marcelo scored an own goal.
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“The inappropriate behaviour of Marcelo in the locker room after the match in Angers justifies this decision, which was taken unanimously by Olympique Lyonnais’ management team,” the statement read.
“The player was briefed on this decision yesterday afternoon by Juninho and Peter Bosz. Olympique Lyonnais’ management reiterates that all of its players must demonstrate an unwavering mindset and a commitment to quickly return to recording results in line with the club’s ambitions.”
The Ligue 1 club was going through a difficult period at the time and with their form dipping, coaches didn’t take too kindly to Marcelo’s flatulence.
He was released by Lyon on January 26, 2022, but days later, he joined Bordeaux on a deal that runs out at the end of the current campaign.
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher News Rain Nigeria