Former Boca Juniors player Guillermo Marino once claimed he was late to training because he was abducted by aliens.

That’s according to Gustavo Lorenzetti, a teammate of his at the time. Marino gave a full explanation and prompted Lorenzetti to believe every word he said.

“Guillermo says that he arrived late to one training because he was abducted by aliens,” Lorenzetti told Lado B, via Goal.

“He gave us the entire explanation of what he felt and the rest of it.

“There are cases where the player says: ‘I left and I came back two days later because I was kidnapped by aliens’. But Guille is not that kind of player. Guille was a very proper guy. Everyone knows him.”

After being told the story with such detail and colour, the 35-year old is now a firm believer that aliens do exist.

“Honestly I believe in aliens,” Lorenzetti added.

“He started to explain that he was suddenly lost and abducted by aliens. He explained that they take out your soul, analyse it and all the while on the journey they are looking after you. He said something like that.

“He gave a great explanation and we’ll have to believe him.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard an Argentine footballer state they’ve been abducted by aliens.

The legendary Diego Maradona has said some mad things over the years and he reckons he was once taken by UFOs and went missing for a few days.

“Why make things up? Once, after a few too many drinks, I was missing from home for three days,” he told Argentine sports channel TyC Sports.

“I got home and said that UFOs had taken me. I said ‘They took me, I can’t tell you about it’.”

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