Brazil midfielder Casemiro described Lionel Messi’s allegations as a “delicate issue”.
Casemiro offered a subtle response to Lionel Messi’s allegations of corruption after Brazil won the Copa America on Sunday.
After Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win their ninth South American title, Casemiro tried not to be drawn on Messi’s comments but offered a brief response.
“Those who have a mouth speak what they want,” the midfielder told reporters.
“It’s not my turn to speak. It’s a delicate issue.”
The officiating has drawn plenty of criticism at the Copa America, but Casemiro was unwilling to judge the referees’ performances.
“It’s not for me to say if the referee did well,” he said.
“We all try to do the best and we must congratulate Peru for the great Copa they did.”