He does not forget them. Thiago Silva, defender of the Brazilian team, took aim at the fans of his country who supported Argentina in the final of the Copa América this Monday, two days after the fall of the ‘Canarinha’ in the Maracana.
The defender first congratulated the team led by Lionel Messi and thanked those fans who “cheered and suffered” with the ‘Canarinha’, who defended the title they won in 2019 and saw how a goal by Ángel Di María deprived the revalidation. "Now is the time to recharge the batteries and come back stronger," said the English Chelsea central defender in a message posted on his Instagram profile.
Finally, he sent a message to the Brazilian fans who wanted Argentina to lift the continental title, as it finally happened. “Oh and for those who were against it, I hope you are happy! But then they don't come as friends to get whatever their intentions are (interviews, tickets to take their children and friends to games, T-shirts or photos) ”, he criticized.
In the days prior to the final of the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, played last Saturday, there were groups of Brazilians who expressed on social networks their desire for Argentina to be the champion of the Copa América in 2021. These groups thus showed their nonconformity with the celebration of the tournament in Brazil, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed the lives of almost 535,000 people in the country, and the lax position of the national team players against it.
The "Canarinha" dressing room considered a boycott of the Copa América, but finally decided to play it, as announced in a manifesto released days before the start of the tournament and in which they criticized the way it was organized.