Brazilians have a lot of flair in their game but Marcelo’s antics go too far.
His most recent offense in the Champions League quarterfinal against Wolfsburg was caught on camera for the whole world to see. This kind of behavior is just detrimental to the game. No place for it.
If this were Marcelo’s first strike, that would be one thing. But he has a history of fraud. Some would say he’s just a big fat phony.
The body of evidence against Marcelo is damning. Check out this dive he tried to entrap the Man in the Iron Mask with. No contact, yet he crumples like a house of cards.
That’s just one item on Marcelo’s lengthy rap sheet. Look at this dive that garnered Real Madrid a penalty kick against Elche. I’ve watched it a dozen times and still can’t figure out what the ref saw. All I see is Marcelo being taken out by sniper fire.
This dive against Barcelona is interesting. Watch how Barcelona’s goalie has the same “Are you fucking kidding me?” reaction as Jose Mourinho and the crowd but for entirely different reasons.
Here you can see Marcelo’s diving technique compared to Fred’s. Looks like Fred sold his a little better.
I don’t have a problem with a little gamesmanship; getting in your opponent’s head is part of the game. What I do have a problem with is this ninny boy bullshit.
There’s a difference between letting the ref know you got fouled and fabricating an eye poke.
When people talk shit about soccer, this is the kind of evidence they cite.
Grow some stones, boys, and act like men.