We've all been there. You're late to something important and you need to come up with a good excuse as to why.
Maybe your car broke down? Maybe the trains were delayed? Perhaps you forgot your wallet and had to go back home to get it?
Whatever your go-to excuse is, we can bet it doesn't beat what Guillermo Marino once used during his time at Universidad de Chile.
According to his ex-teammate Gustavo Lorenzetti, the former Boca Juniors star claimed he was late to training because he was 'abducted by aliens'.
"Guillermo says that he arrived late to one training because he was abducted by aliens," Lorenzetti told Lado B, per 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."
Bizarre, right? Well apparently, Marino even gave a detailed account of what had happened during the encounter.
"Honestly I believe in aliens," Lorenzetti continued.
"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. So other types of channels will have to call him so he can tell it better. But in any case: he was abducted by aliens."
While Marino told his teammates about the encounter, Lorenzetti is not sure he told manager Jorge Sampaoli the same thing.
"I don't know if Guille would have told [Sampaoli] the same story, honestly.
"They must have had a chat afterwards. But knowing Guille, I think he must have believed him. What can you say? This is worthy of the Discovery Channel or something."
How truly bizarre. Next time you're late to work, just use the old 'aliens' excuse. It works every time.
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