A Brazilian soccer player was reportedly dropped from his team for 'continuous farting and laughing'
- Brazilian defender Marcelo was dropped by Lyon at the end of January.
- According to reports, his dismissal was due, in part, to 'continuous farting and laughing' in the locker room.
Brazilian soccer player Marcelo Antônio Guedes Filho, known simply as Marcelo, was dropped from his club earlier this year due to "continuous farting and laughing," according to reports.
The 34-year-old centerback entered the season as a veteran leader for Lyon, but after just a few matches of the Ligue 1 season, Marcelo was dropped from the team's lineup, and in January, he was ultimately cut from the club.
According to ESPN's Julien Laurens, Marcelo "was dropped from the Lyon first team due to continuous farting and laughing in the dressing room."
Laurens added that Marcelo had been disciplined after an early-season loss for laughing through the speech of one of his teammates.
Another report, from French newspaper L'Equipe, featured the same rumored reason for Marcelo's departure, citing "des flatulences dans le vestiaire."
—Hortense Leblanc (@hortense_lblnc) May 9, 2022
As the stories made the rounds on social media, Marcelo tweeted in his defense.
—Marcelo Guedes (@MarceloGuedes02) May 10, 2022
By that point though, the story had been gassed up far too much for Marcelo's release to lead to any relief.
—Marcelo Guedes (@MarceloGuedes02) May 11, 2022
After leaving Lyon, Marcelo joined Bordeaux, which currently sits at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table and are set to be relegated upon the completion of the season.
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