Girondins de Bordeaux's Marcelo was dropped by Olympique Lyonnais earlier this season due to "inappropriate behavior" which has now been revealed to have included farting in the locker room and laughing about it in front of teammates, staff, and management.
The Brazilian, 34, was omitted by OL after a 3-0 loss to Angers SCO earlier this campaign before leaving the club in the middle of the season to join Bordeaux, and Les Gones indicated in their statement that their decision was "justified" by Marcelo's behavior.
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L'Equipe have since revealed included farting in the dressing room and laughing at it after losing 3-0 in Angers. pic.twitter.com/dXdrLIrQOy
"The inappropriate behavior of Marcelo in the locker room after the match in Angers justifies this decision, which was taken unanimously by Olympique Lyonnais' management team," read the official club statement.
As initially reported by L'Equipe in a dissection of OL's abysmal term, the South American's swift expulsion owed to laughing during captain Leo Dubois' team talk which was not to coach Peter Bosz and then-sporting director Juninho Pernambucano's liking.
The legendary Brazilian has since followed through on his threat to quit and left the club last winter and resurfaced to comment on Marcelo's denial of the story via social media, joking: "See, I told you a defender has to fart loud, long and stinky. Yours was only loud, so it was weak."
ESPN reports that Marcelo was also disciplined by the club for "repeatedly farting among his teammates in the dressing room ..."
It was a costly mistake to extend his contract months before, given that his deal was terminated in January, which enabled him to sign for Bordeaux who are now likely to be relegated to Ligue 2 after a disastrous season on and off the field.