One can resource to the expressions "...shift the blame/the responsibility":Executives of the three companies at the heart of the recent massive Gulf oil spill were grilled by lawmakers this week in back-to-back Senate inquiries. Instead of accepting responsibility, however, they fell over each other in attempts to shift the blame. No one was impressed.
Source: Harvard Business Review.
Trying to shift the responsibility is simply unacceptable!
Trying to shift the blame to someone else is not an advisable course of action/is not advisable/isn´t a good method of defense/a form of childish behaviour, yada yada yada...
Felipe Melo responde Romero e diz que transferir responsabilidade é feio.
Felipe Melo remarked/retord/replied to Romero criticism that trying to shift the blame leads nowhere.
Answering Romero criticism, Felipe Melo remarked/retord/replied that trying to shift the blame is a childish behavior and leads nowhere.
In response to what Romero (had) said, Felipe Melo remarked/retord/replied that trying to shift the blame for his shortcomings won´t/doesn´t change the fact that...