Discarded from the Lyon group at the very start of the season after the defeat at Angers (0-3), Marcelo was guilty of “inappropriate behavior” in the locker room due in particular to flatulence, reveals the team.
OL’s 2021-2022 season has gone off in all directions. And this, from the month of August. On the evening of the second day and a humiliation in Angers (0-3), the Brazilian defender Marcelo is dismissed from the Lyon group by Juninho and Peter Bosz due to “inappropriate behavior.” According to L’Équipe, the current Girondins de Bordeaux player had flatulence in the locker room, before laughing about it with some teammates during a speech by Léo Dubois. A behavior that did not really appreciate the former sports director of Les Gones, who served him with a layoff after consultation with Vincent Ponsot, the director of football.
Termination of the contract five months later
Beyond his behavior in the locker room, Marcelo came out of a catastrophic match at Raymond-Kopa, scoring an own goal on a bad back pass to Anthony Lopes. Which hadn’t stopped him from saying after the final whistle, giving his shirt to the fans in the parking lot: “What’s the problem?”
Sent to reserve, despite being on the Europa League list, the 34-year-old defender is officially free on January 26 after a mutual agreement reached with the club. Two days later, he joined Bordeaux, where he played nine league games, without stopping the bleeding, since the Girondins are at the gates of Ligue 2.