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In a war of words between two legendary and iconic Brazilians, the 45-year-old says 'The King' should remain silent as he does not know what he is talking about

Former PSV and Barcelona striker Romario has lashed out at Brazil legend Pele, telling the 71-year-old to stop making comments about him.

Romario, who serves as a deputy in the national parliament, has vowed to bring Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Ricardo Teixeira to justice if the corruption allegations on the 64-year-old are confirmed.

Earlier in the week, Pele played down Romario's resolve and said that the 45-year-old was accusing Teixeira as a way to get back at the CBF for being left out of Brazil's squad for the 1998 World Cup.

Romario, who has always failed to see eye-to-eye with Pele, stressed he is not looking for revenge and said that 'The King' was clueless when he made those comments.

"I had promised never to talk about Pele again, because he talks so much sh*t," Romario told reporters. "Pele should run for the parliament, he does not know any rules, any statutes, anything at all... He must shut up.

"I am 45 years old, I know many things. This thing about sorrow is stupid. What I say about Ricardo Teixeira is about what I see.

"I do not get anything from CBF. Maybe Pele does, perhaps that is why he is making those comments."