Toni Silva's open letter to Pitso Mosimane was lit - now fans weigh in
Former Mamelodi Sundowns player Toni Silva took shots at coach Pitso Mosimane in an open letter that had Twitter in a frenzy.
In the letter, the Al-Ittihad player accused Mosimane of being "arrogant" and "killing dreams and players' careers".
Silva also accused Mosimane of favouritism for giving second chances to players who did not play well in games and disregarding others who played well. Silva said Mosimane did not allow him to play right winger, which is his preferred position.
"Fortunately for me, I will always have space in Europe because I am from there‚ but I sympathise with the other South African players ... You are just destroying their careers and they don’t have much options," said Silva.
The Guinea-Bissau player's open letter got mixed reactions from soccer lovers on social media, with some showing their support and others questioning whether Silva was just bitter.
#TonySilva always bashes teams where his never flourished at, his also written an open letter to @LFC after his career didn't take off with them, his just bitter.— Jivo_Java (@Jivo_Sjava) January 30, 2019
The ONLY truth he spoke was how Pitso ends football careers by having players on the bench throughout their contract
We have the new version of Agrizzi in football that is Toni Silva— Ndumiso Jim (@jim_ndumiso) January 30, 2019
A lot of haters came out of nowhere after Toni Silva's unprecedented "truth". Yall calling Sir Pitso Mosimane all sorts of names for being one of the best coaches in Africa. Just know, it's only going to make Sundowns stronger. Stop the riot haters. pic.twitter.com/R5foVMl4BH— Trichoderma Tswaps (@GomoTotoGao) January 30, 2019