Brazil legend Cafu was expelled from the Selecao dressing room in the aftermath of their 7-1 World Cup semifinal defeat at the hands of Germany on Tuesday evening.
The two-time World Cup winner visited his compatriots after their humbling defeat in an attempt to console them, yet was unceremoniously told to leave by CBF president Jose Maria Marin.
"President Marin said he didn't want any strangers in the dressing room," Cafu told ESPN. "I told him I'm no stranger. I was only there to embrace the boys, to give them some comfort. I didn't want to talk about anything else. I was only there because the boys needed support, that's why I came to the dressing room.
"I was surprised that I was practically expelled from the dressing room. Humbly, I left the changing room. I endured a similar thing back in 1998 and I know what a World Cup defeat feels like. I knew the boys needed some attention and needed to be comforted at that moment. I wasn't there for self promotion, I don't need this kind of thing. I went to give a hug to Felipao and [Carlos Alberto] Parreira."