Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo football team captain Ronaldinho Gaucho did not participate in Tuesday`s team practice after spending a long night out with friend and potential teammate Adriano.
Ronaldinho was seen with former Corinthians striker Adriano at a concert Monday night. He left the show at four in the morning, leading to his inability to practice despite being present at the training facility.
Ronaldinho, soon to be 32, claimed he was not feeling well enough to play, Xinhua reports.
In relation to Adriano, Flamengo`s administration has been harsh on his recent behaviour. He was been sighted drinking beer, his vice, in several locations here in the city.
The club has stated that if Adriano intends on returning to Flamengo, his attitude has to be full-hearted and he must get back to his physical shape.
The camaraderie between Vagner Love, Ronaldinho and Adriano, both excite the fans and worry them. Although thrilled with the opportunity to see them playing together, fans and the Flamengo administration are worried their extravagant and excessive social life will interfere with their performance on the field.