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07/08/2010 11:02 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ronaldo Warns Felipe Melo After World Cup Disaster

After the Netherlands dropped Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup, it's safe to say that nobody in Brazil is very happy. Angry fans met the team when it arrived in Rio on Sunday. Coach Dunga was fired just two days after the loss.

Now, legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo -- who scored a record 15 goals during three World Cups -- has expressed who he feels is to blame for the loss. On July 2, Ronaldo tweeted, "Felipe Melo should not spend the holidays in Brazil."

Melo was the one who accidentally headed the ball into his own net for an own goal. That goal tied the game at one in the 52nd minute. Just 15 minutes later, Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder headed the ball past Brazil's goalkeeper, scoring the go-ahead goal to put his team up 2-1.

Shortly after the second Netherlands goal, Melo was given a red card for intentionally stomping on Netherlands' striker Arjen Robben. As a result, Brazil was down a man the rest of the game, hampering any efforts at a comeback.

It's difficult to put all of the blame on one player, but Melo certainly had a disastrous outing by any standard. Scroll down to see Ronaldo's tweet, which was retweeted more than 100 times.