Following Thursday night’s match in which Thiago Silva captained Brazil against Chile at the Maracanã, the defender was honoured at the stadium by being included in their walk of fame.
The Chelsea player started his career at Fluminense, so in those years at the Rio de Janeiro club, he played many matches and won titles at the country’s most iconic ground.
On Friday afternoon, during the ceremony, Thiago Silva had a word with the local press about his time playing in Brazil and his memories from the Maracanã Stadium.
As pointed out by Netflu, journalist Marcello Neves tweeted that when asked about a potential return to Fluminense, the defender replied saying ‘next one’ and did not answer the question.
Many people saw some arrogance there. So the reporter deleted the tweet and explained that Thiago Silva just didn’t want to comment on that.
“Clarifying this tweet, Thiago Silva was not disrespectful. He laughed awkwardly at the question and deflected. Neither Lucas nor Fluminense were disrespected.”
Thiago Silva, who’s now 37, recently renewed his contract with Chelsea, and is committed to the club until 2023. He’s never hidden his wish of returning to Fluminense, even though it’s starting to look a little late for it.