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Real Madrid: Woman steps in to cover for Marcelo's election duties

The Brazilian had been called up to act as an assistant on the electoral council for today's regional elections but a woman came forward to help out.

Real Madrid: Woman steps in to cover for Marcelo's election duties
JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA DIARIO AS

Marcelo faithfully observed his call-up as an assistant on one of the electoral tables for today's regional elections in Madrid's autonomous Community. The Brazilian, who has duel nationality and resident in Madrid, was called up to act as an assistant at the Liceo Europeo in La Moraleja. He arrived on time at 8 a.m, and once the electoral council members arrived, he was able to return home.

While he wasn't expected to actively take part in the electoral process, he was expected to be available and remain nearby for the rest of the day. Initially, that meant that he would not be able to join his team mates who are due to travel to London later today for tomorrow's Champions League semi-final return leg against Chelsea. The Madrid left-back had planned to join them once the elections are over, flying out to London on his own either tonight or tomorrow morning by private jet.

Local woman steps forward to help Marcelo out

However, a local old lady stepped up to save the day. According to LaSexta, the woman was designated as a second assistant, and offered to act as a substitute for Marcelo, freeing up the Madrid defender from his civic duties and allowing him to travel with the rest of the squad.