Former Lyon star was removed from dressing room due to farts and had contract terminated by free-kick legend Juninho

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Juninho Pernambucano’s playing career was notable for some of the greatest free kicks ever seen, but his executive career may end up being best known for flatulence.

That’s because the Lyon sporting director was involved in dropping defender Marcelo for farting in the dressing room and joking about it.

Lyon have been poor this season and Marcelo had a particularly rough day in a defeat to Angers

Lyon have been poor this season and Marcelo had a particularly rough day in a defeat to Angers

Club legend turned director, Juninho, was less than amused

Club legend turned director, Juninho, was less than amused

Marcelo even later had his contract terminated, and has since joined Bordeaux after discovering some things in life are better in than out.

Seven-time champions Lyon have had a season to forget, sitting mid-table in Ligue 1, and one of their lowest points came with a 3-0 defeat to Angers where Marcelo was particularly poor.

The 34-year-old scored an own-goal in the loss in which former Southampton man Sofiane Boufal scored, and was later dropped to the reserve side.

The club released a statement, singling out Marcelo for ‘inappropriate behavior’ which has since been reported newspaper by L’Equipe as a fart.

The statement in August last year read: “Marcelo’s inappropriate behavior in the locker room, after the match played in Angers, justifies this decision taken unanimously by the entire sports management of Olympique Lyonnais.

“The player was informed of this decision yesterday afternoon by Juninho and Peter Bosz.”


Marcelo has since found a new home in Bordeaux

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Marcelo has since found a new home in Bordeaux

L’Equipe also claims that not only did Marcelo have a tendency for creating a stink in the dressing room, he also laughed about it.

And doing so after such a shocking loss was the final straw for Juninho and Bosz, who soon sent the defender to train with the youth team, where his humor may well have been better appreciated.

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