Brazil captain Thiago Silva labels Juan Zuniga’s foul on Neymar a ‘coward’s tackle’

The wound still appears to be fresh, as Brazilians still hold bitter resentment towards Colombia’s Juan Zuniga for ending Neymar’s World Cup.

But you would perhaps expect better from Brazil’s captain Thiago Silva.

Silva is also unavailable for the World Cup semi-final against Germany, ruled out by suspension. Regardless, he still fulfilled his duties as a captain and sat with Scolari for this evening’s press conference.

One of the main talking points from it was that Silva labelled Zuniga’s foul on Neymar, the one which inadvertently broke a bone in his back, a ‘coward’s tackle.’

Is the scorn for Zuniga warranted?

Thiago Silva