Brazil defender, Thiago Silva has slammed Argentine captain, Lionel Messi for his conduct during Argentina’s 1-0 victory over the Selecao in an international friendly encounter on Friday night in Saudi Arabia.
GhanaMotion had reported that Messi, who scored the only goal of the match, told Brazil coach, Tite to shut up when he exchanged words with the Selecao boss.
Messi and Tite exchanged words in the opening half, with the Barcelona captain seen putting his fingers to his lips as the Brazil boss complained to the referee.
Reacting to the development, Silva accused Messi of showing signs of disrespect, adding that the 32-year-old was guilty of trying to officiate matches on his own and place too much pressure on the officials.
“Messi wanted to rule over the game,” Silvan was quoted by Metro UK as saying after the match.
“He kicked two people and the referee did nothing.
“I argued with the ref and he kept laughing. You have to put admiration to one side.