USB on the go – Does not work with reversing the USB / Micro cable with the OTG cable

I use a USB otg cable to connect an esp8266 Android phone.
For this I use a USB-micro cable and a USB / OTG cable.

Work well with:
Android Phone -> OTG Cable -> USB / Micro Cable -> esp8266

Does not work with:
Android Phone -> USB / Micro Cable -> OTG Cable -> esp8266

I do not find why.

  • Micro USB cable:
    USB / micro cable
  • OTG cable:
    OTG cable