Today the sad news broke that legendary footballing genius died of a heart attack.
Maradona who will always be remembered by the British public, for his ‘hand of god’ goal assist, against our beloved national team, during the 86 world cup quarter finals. That moment when he scored with what looks like a clear handball, even a partially sited man, could have failed to miss the blatant handball. How the goal came to ever be allowed by the referee, is another story.
in the image Maradona clearly slam dunks the ball past Goal Keeper, Peter Shilton
Despite the referee with allowing the goal, maradona went on to score again with consumate style and ability. A clear sign of his god given ability.
It is said that people like him come along once in a lifetime and its argued that he is one of the finest footballers ever to have lived, with a glittering career at some of the biggest clubs and with a personality for the party lifestyle, he had is plenty of that, fuelled with excess and drugs.
Another legend, Liam Gallagher formerly the Oasis frontman, who has now carved out a successful solo career of his own and will be performing at some of the biggest music festivals in 2021. His reported to have said about his met with Maradona who threatened to shoot them. Still Liam and Noel managed to leave in one piece .
It was whilst in Argentina and Oasis were relaxing in a bar and a large group of people came in and there were a lot of carrying on. Not being one for being upstaged…
We were going ‘Who the f**king hell’s that?’,” recalled Liam. “We found out it was Maradona.
“He’d gone upstairs with a load of f**king mad heads and all these women of the night. We were going like, can we go up and meet him? Like that, to the interpreter. And the interpreter said ‘Alright cool, let me go and square it with them’.”
The interpreter came back and told the group that “only the Gallagher brothers” were allowed to join the Maradona party.
Liam went on: “We steamed up there and we got in there and there’s loads of… activity going on. Maradona’s in the middle of the room doing f**king football tricks with a bottle top. He’s sweating his bollocks off.
“His eyes were f**king massive, ours weren’t far off.
“I was going, ‘It’s a bit moody in here, let’s get a quick picture with him and we’ll f**k off.”
Maradona said something to the interpreter, so the Gallagher brothers asked what it was the legend had communicated.
The interpreter apparently said: “He told me to tell you, if yous leave with any of these b*****es (ladies), he’ll have you shot.”
So the Gallaghers said: “Right.”
As it were, they lived to tell the tale and a with a story to tell.
RIP Maradona 1960 -2020