Brazil’s national team will be suiting up for the Copa America starting in July, but it will be without starting defender and Real Madrid mainstay Marcelo. Why would Brazil leave such a talented player off the roster? Well, because he’s really not good with his email.
Marcelo apparently wrote an email to a friend that indicated that he would have been able to play for Real Madrid after pulling out of a Brazil friendly against Scotland. The reason he’d be able to play? He was faking the injury.
The message came to light because Marcelo accidentally included Brazil manager Mano Menezes among the recipients. Doh!
Needless to say, Menezes was not happy. He said the following to SporTV in Brazil:
“I have my defects, but I’m not unfair or stupid. It would be irresponsible for me not to call up a player ever again because, accidentally, he committed a red-card offense.”
Marcelo is easily Brazil’s best option at left back, so when Menezes originally left him off the roster it caused quite a stir. Now that we know the reason why, it’s pretty obvious the coach did the right thing.
Seriously Marcelo, when you’re sending an email ALWAYS check the sent to area. How are you going to keep your mistresses from finding out about each other? I’m assuming you have mistresses because you’re Brazilian, a soccer player and you play for Real Madrid. If you don’t I mean come on man, what are you doing with your time?
I think Apple should jump on this as an advertising opportunity in Spain and Brazil. Send an email to the wrong person and get left off your country’s national team? There’s an app for that.