Brazil football legend Romario, now a lawmaker, said the sport's chiefs should serve prison time for the national team's humiliating 7-1 World Cup defeat to Germany.
Romario said the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) was plagued by corruption because clubs have elected the same leaders for years.
"Our football has been deteriorating for years. It is being dragged down by leaders who don't even have the talent to juggle the ball," Romario said in a letter posted on social media.
"They stay in their luxury box seats, enjoying the millions that go into their accounts," it stated.
The 1994 World Cup winner said CBF president Jose Maria Marin and his deputy, Marco Polo del Nero, who will take over in 2015, "should be in prison."