Shots fired! Chilean goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo has some explaining to do after his wife blasted his national teammates on social media for their 2018 World Cup qualification disappointment. Have you seen the post?
Carla Pardo did not mince her words when she posted a photo of the Chilean team after their 3-0 defeat to Brazil on Wednesday with a lengthy caption that started off by praising her husband, referring to him as "Captain America", and ended with her slating his teammates for unprofessional behaviour.
When translated into English, the caption reads: "Thank you for the nice moments my team. Thank you my Captain America for everything. It was really beautiful. But when they (the other players) put their shirts on, they should be professional. I know most of them got wasted, while others went out partying and didn't even train because of their hangovers. Whoever the cap fits should put it on and stop crying. Because now the whole country is crying. Here we await you with open arms my captain."
Chile's inability to qualify for the 2018 World Cup appears to be a shock to the entire nation – they are the current South American champions, having won the Copa America last year. And it seems the captain's wife knows exactly what went wrong in their campaign.
It's uncommon for players' significant others to inject themselves into the narrative like this, but many are praising Carla for her honesty. We wonder if she would be willing to name and shame the players who are guilty of these transgressions as the world is now dying to know.