Seleção legend Romario slams "imbecile" Pelé
Romário has reignited a long-running feud with Pelé by calling the Seleção legend "an imbecile" in his latest outburst at the former striker.
The former Flamengo striker had initally called O Rei a "poet when he doesn't speak" which provoked a response from Pelé.
"There are lots of people who don't really know what they want and simply attack the past. But I'm a Catholic and I believe that God has always forgiven the ignorant, so I forgive the ignorant," Pelé said on Friday.
And in response to the ex-forward, Romário wrote on his official Facebook page: "Yesterday, Pelé responded to my famous quote, "Quiet, Pele is a poet". It is a commonly used phrase, after all, he's always giving reason for it to be used.
"The last foolish thing he said was that Corinthians should be used as the base to the Selecao. He asked for it, didn't he?
"A few pieces of information about this gentleman... First of all, the base of the team he suggested to the Selecao got the biggest boo of their history. And deservedly so, because they were awful.
"Secondly, he said he's a big Catholic. I don't think he's such a Catholic. If he was, he would've recognised his daughter and gone to her funeral.
"Aside from a poet, he's also an imbecile."