A former Albion wing-back is back on the sidelines after more than a year.
But Ezequiel Schelotto has found himself caught in a volatile environment at his new club when players’ cars were set on fire after his first game.
‘El Galgo’ made his debut for Aldosivi in Argentina last night.
He appeared at right-back in a 2-0 defeat by Godoy Cruz, his first appearance since May last year.
He played the first 66 minutes and left the team a goal down.
Schelotto, now 33, suffered a knee injury after making his long-awaited return to Argentina to play for Racing Club.
He was a regular unused sub after returning to fitness and recently moved on.
Aldosivi is 27th in the 28-team league and dissatisfied fans stormed the training ground while the side were away.
They reportedly fired shots to intimidate security personnel and then set fire to five cars, four belonging to players and one to a staff member.
The ex-Albion man’s own car was not among the victims of the fire.
Aldosivi will play home games behind closed doors pending an investigation.
Although born in Argentina, Schelotto started his career in Italy and only played in Europe until February 2021.
Albion fans will remember him as a scavenging, sometimes carefree presence at right flank who played 23 times under Chris Hughton before falling out of favor and being loaned to Chievo.
In Graham Potter’s first season, he got a short swan song for the Seagulls, appearing nine times before Tariq Lamptey appeared in that role.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20625373.ex-brighton-man-ezequiel-schelotto-returns-action-last/?ref=rss Ezequiel Schelotto finds himself in a tricky situation at Aldosivi