The 67-year-old Portuguese had been asked about the inclusion of Boca Juniors' Sebastian Villa in Los Cafeteros' preliminary squad to face Uruguay and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.
Villa was involved in a scandal in April after the forward's girlfriend reported him to Argentinian authorities for gender-based violence during the period of quarantine for the new coronavirus.
After the press conference had ended, Queiroz, still mic'd up, was heard reacting to a tweet from a Colombian journalist criticizing the decision to call up the 24-year-old forward.
La Selección Colombia también es una institución, profesor Queiroz... Una empresa privada que desde muchos años es institución SOCIAL en este país. Necesitamos protocolos y medidas contra la violencia de género. Usted no solo viene a elegir deportistas— Sarah Castro Lizarazo (@saritacas) November 9, 2020
"If all men that received a punch from a woman went to the press to talk about it, the world would be fucked," said the coach.
Later, Queiroz posted a tweet of his own, defending the player and not apologizing for his outburst: "Any judgement from media do not replace the primary function of justice."
Ante cualquier malentendido que resulte del audio, parcial y privado, posterior a la rueda de prensa, reafirmo pública e inequívocamente, como lo hice en la conferencia, la convicción de que cualquier juicio y condena mediática no reemplaza la función primordial de la justicia.— Carlos Queiroz (@Carlos_Queiroz) November 10, 2020