Diego Maradona has heavily criticized referee Velasco Carballo for what he termed horrible officiating in the Brazil – Colombia match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
According to Maradona, FIFA wants Brazil to win their sixth championship at all costs.
”I think they made a great choice with the referee, especially in those crucial moments when Colombia had the better chance in winning the game,” the former World Cup champion said.
Maradona also accused David Luiz of “systematically trying to injure James Rodriguez by fouling him six times and the ref never once pulled out a card.”
“This is the worst ref I have seen in the last 10 years,” he declared before saying that both Hulk and Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar should have received red cards during the match.