Metida de Pata
Diego recently appeared in a television commercial promoting a Brazilian soft drink wearing the jersey of the seleção. Imagine Michael Jordan wearing a CCCP warm-up during the Cold War.
In response to his critics, Diego said this:
“All the faggots that are talking now because I put on a Brazil jersey are just that, ‘faggots.’ With the pardon of those people, who I respect very much. That being said, I would never wear the jersey of River [Plate, the rival club of Diego’s beloved Boca Juniors].”
The reaction in the press has been mild bemusement.