For many years players have used countless excuses to explain being late for training. But the statement Guillermo Marino that his soul was taken by aliens when he was on the way to training, of course, sets a new standard for players worldwide.
Marino played for “Newell’s old boys”, “Rosario”, “Boca juniors”, “Universidad de Chile”. The player stay in Santiago, the Chilean capital, from 2010 to 2013, however, was not without incident.
His former teammate Gustavo Lorenzetti told that a close encounter with little green men once arrested Marino on the way to one of the training sessions under the guidance of Jorge Sampaoli.
Here is what the press Lorenzetti: “Guillermo says he arrived late for one training session because he was abducted by aliens. He gave us a full explanation of what he felt, and everything else.
There are instances when a player comes up with: I left and came back two days later because I was abducted by aliens. But Gil is not such a player. Gil was a really cool guy. All know him.
He began to explain that he was suddenly abducted by aliens. He said that they take your soul, analyze it and have all the time in the way to look after you. He said something like that.
Honestly, I believe in aliens. He gave an excellent explanation, and we have to believe him. Therefore, journalists should call him so he could tell it better. But, in any case: he was abducted by aliens.
I don’t know, I told Gil the same story Jorge Sampaoli, honestly. They must have talked then. But knowing Gil, I think coach must have believed him. What can I say? It is worthy of the discovery channel or something like that”.