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Diego Maradona dead: Argentina legend dies aged 60 (Original Post) RogerM Nov 2020 OP
Hand of God... nt kirkuchiyo Nov 2020 #1
He didn't look very healthy for a couple of years now ornotna Nov 2020 #2
Cheating? Are you talking about "the hand of god" goal? robbob Nov 2020 #3
His Greatest goals in World Cups RogerM Nov 2020 #4
just because you get away with it ornotna Nov 2020 #5
True - but his second goal, just 4 minutes later, was voted by FIFA as the greatest goal of all time sandensea Nov 2020 #7
I don't discount his enormous talent ornotna Nov 2020 #9
And very much on the progressive side in politics sandensea Nov 2020 #10
You're assuming that he deliberately knocked the ball in with his hand. robbob Nov 2020 #11
It was deliberate and blatant ornotna Nov 2020 #17
Hasn't looked healthy for a couple of decades T_i_B Nov 2020 #12
Diminutive physically - but larger than life. And very active in progressive causes. sandensea Nov 2020 #6
Hand of God greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #8
Peter Shilton has been making his feelings known today on Twitter T_i_B Nov 2020 #13
Good God! greenjar_01 Nov 2020 #15
More than a few Argentine right-wingers are echoing those sentiments, I can tell you sandensea Nov 2020 #16
Those look fake -- declining to believe Shilton actually tweeted that stuff without confirmation Ponietz Nov 2020 #21
Haha! Not classy from Peter Shilton, but I completely understand where he's coming from. Ron Obvious Nov 2020 #22
Yeah, that's pretty heavy handed stevil Nov 2020 #24
The little genius Oscarthegreat Nov 2020 #14
Excellent metaphor sandensea Nov 2020 #18
Rest In Peace Diego Maradona. iluvtennis Nov 2020 #19
He was born to play the beautiful game. He was never able to adjust to post-player life. SunSeeker Nov 2020 #20
RIP burrowowl Nov 2020 #23
I learned of Dr. Maradona's death by reading an article about Xuxa of all people:-/ jstephenj Nov 2020 #25

ornotna

(10,917 posts)
2. He didn't look very healthy for a couple of years now
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:57 PM
Nov 2020

Wonderful footballer, cheatin' bastard.

May he rest in peace.

robbob

(3,568 posts)
3. Cheating? Are you talking about "the hand of god" goal?
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:02 PM
Nov 2020

That’s not cheating; that’s a bad goal that the refs missed. Soccer is not golf; you don’t call penalties on yourself.

ornotna

(10,917 posts)
5. just because you get away with it
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:28 PM
Nov 2020

doesn't mean it's not cheating. Nice logic you got going there.

sandensea

(22,252 posts)
7. True - but his second goal, just 4 minutes later, was voted by FIFA as the greatest goal of all time
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:35 PM
Nov 2020

sandensea

(22,252 posts)
10. And very much on the progressive side in politics
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:43 PM
Nov 2020

Had he ever run across DU, he would've really enjoyed it (with Google translate, of course).

robbob

(3,568 posts)
11. You're assuming that he deliberately knocked the ball in with his hand.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:50 PM
Nov 2020

In the replay you can see he jumps up to make a header, but his hand is there too and the ball hits his hand. Now, given that as a talented professional soccer player he has probably made dozens of goals off his head (and was in fact perfectly set to do so there), WHY would he risk having the goal disqualified by using his hand? It is, in fact, somewhat of a miracle that the goal WASN’T disqualified, as it’s pretty clear it was his hand knocking it in.

To call him a cheater because the refs missed the call is a tad harsh and unfair. These things happen in a split second, and, as I mentioned before, in soccer you don’t call a penalty on yourself, you let the refs decide.

ornotna

(10,917 posts)
17. It was deliberate and blatant
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:50 PM
Nov 2020

But you believe what you want just like I will. Hand above your head is not a natural position when attempting to head the ball.

sandensea

(22,252 posts)
6. Diminutive physically - but larger than life. And very active in progressive causes.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:30 PM
Nov 2020

He considered Cheeto a 'puppet' and a 'tyrant' - which shows that despite all his struggles and eccentricities, he could still be a good judge of people.

Hasta siempre.

sandensea

(22,252 posts)
16. More than a few Argentine right-wingers are echoing those sentiments, I can tell you
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:15 PM
Nov 2020

Maradona, as you know, was very politically outspoken - and how they hated him for it.

The fact that he was mestizo, was prone to personal scandal, and was from a slum neighborhood (Villa Fiorito) only added to the contempt.

Ponietz

(3,185 posts)
21. Those look fake -- declining to believe Shilton actually tweeted that stuff without confirmation
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:35 PM
Nov 2020

Just as I decline to believe Pope Francis liked an instagram post of a Brazilian bikini model in minimal schoolgirl clothing. It’s a ratfuck internet world now and an intelligent person should verify everything before posting. That’s just too much for those in a hurry to get their hot-take online first. SMDH

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
22. Haha! Not classy from Peter Shilton, but I completely understand where he's coming from.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:36 PM
Nov 2020

I loathed the little prick too, but I'm still sorry he died so young.

 

Oscarthegreat

(121 posts)
14. The little genius
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:03 PM
Nov 2020

I always thought of Diego Maradona as the Charlie Parker of football(soccer). A very flawed and troubled man whose incredible genius brought so much pleasure to millions of people. He had many demons that eventually caused him to die way too young, but his heart was in the right place. Those who watched him play in his prime know how breathless and intoxicating his genius had been. RIP Diego.

SunSeeker

(52,660 posts)
20. He was born to play the beautiful game. He was never able to adjust to post-player life.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 03:35 PM
Nov 2020

It was painful watching what happened to him over the last 20 years since he stopped professional play in 1997.

For most folks who pass away I would say rest in peace, but for Diego, I hope he has his young body back and is juking the greats on that emerald pitch in Heaven.

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