“If it had not been a footballer, It would have been a murderer”
Felipe Melo is one of those “Bad Boys” leaving football. irascible player, tough and ornery as they say, He has jumped to fame after bundling fist with half Penarol in the match between Palmeiras with the Uruguayan team belonging to the Copa Libertadores. However the Brazilian, who played in Spain in the ranks of Racing de Santander, Mallorca and Almería, He came to say without blushing that if it had not been a footballer, It would have been a murderer.
In April 2016 He gave an interview to Sky string in which narrated the hardships Young lived in the favelas of his country. “He lived in one of the most dangerous favelas and there were drugs and weapons. I left that life to pursue my dream. Sometimes I went to training and to return any of my friends had died. I had to say yes to football or a bad life. And I said yes football and a different life, if it had not been a footballer, It would have been a murderer” He went on to state.
Perhaps all this and his bellicose character after a hard childhood, Felipe Melo, It has already caused a few incidents like party Libertadores. He came to stick with his teammate at Galatasaray, the Spanish Albert Riera. It is also known for having been expelled several times by hard tickets as when he lifted into the air with both feet forward Alexis Sanchez or put the boot almost mouth to another tough guy like Pepe in Brazil-Portugal. A way to get to Van Damme has repeated throughout his career as he also made the Argentine Biglia.
A level declarations character is more pugnacious if possible. During the ceremony of presentation with Palmeiras, Melo gave a prophecy that came to meet. "If I have to give a beating, I'll give. If I have to hit in the face a Uruguayan, It will be a slap in the face”. It was just as explosive as when Gaston Rodriguez said in the first leg of the match then ended in battle: “I called Macaco’ For as a black has fucked his wife”.