Diego Maradona

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Can we trade his life to keep Gazza going a bit longer?
 

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He was undeniably a great player, but he’s always been vermin.
 

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I think his obvious weight problem strongly suggests that he doesn't have a cocaine habit.
.............oh dear..............not all smackheads look like Pete Docherty...............
 

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Incredible footballer, an absolute horror of a human being (that's the nicest way I can put it).
 

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Incredible footballer, an absolute horror of a human being (that's the nicest way I can put it).
He looks like a South American Mrs Doubtfire
 

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I’ve come to the conclusion why bother with this fat slob, he’s history so let’s forget him
 

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Seems the cheating idiot Argie coke snorter didn't like the result last night. Accusing England of robbery! lol

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44716774

The man is a grade A ****wit!
Complete grade one belter.

He just shames himself and it is so desperate that people still give him airtime to air his drug fueled opinions. Horrid little slum dweller.
 

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On the pitch - the greatest footballer of all time.
A very troubled soul off the pitch. Surprised he survived so long.
 

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Coincidently George Best also died on this same date. Two greats now side by side. RIP Diego
 

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Genius of a player. If you haven't seen the recent(ish) documentary Diego you really should. How he survived his time in Naples (on and off the pitch) is beyond me...

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....troubled boy and gifted footballer from back streets dies too young....alcohol and drugs take their toll.....nothing to see here....seen it all too often.
 

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Not sure that’s needed from Lineker ?!
Actually if you listen to the whole tribute, it was clearly meant affectionately. Lineker has previously gone on the record to express his admiration for Maradona (the footballer, if not the man).

Anyhow, I've been lucky enough to Maradona, Best, Cruyff, C.Ronaldo and Messi play live. And while the last three (esp) achieved/contributed more in the game over a career, I always say that if I had to pick one player to play one game to save my life, it would be Diego - absolutely astonishing footballer!
 

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In the age of no protection whatsoever for players like him, he was brilliant. And, yes, the best ever. You can keep Pele.
The 50s and 60s of course being renowned for gentlemanly play and strong refereeing.
 

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The most naturally gifted individual to play the game.
Anybody who holds the “hand of God” against him is an arse.
England would inevitably have F’d it up anyway. On penalties probably.
RIP to a genius.
 

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His performance in the stands in the 2018 world cup v Nigeria will live long in my memory.
 

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Arguably the best ever. Massive talent. Couldn't handle fame and wealth and spiralled into bad things. Familiar theme.
 

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Aside from the hand of god, his performances were stunning. The best player in the world of his generation and one of the best ever talents. RIP
 

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Really ? He cheated and then he lied, I prefer my football heroes to have a bit more honour. Btw I don’t hold it against him, but let’s not pretend he didn’t mean it.
.....and has repeatedly said since that he did it on purpose, and had absolutely no regrets for cheating on the public stage. He was extremely proud of being dishonest.

If you want to know more about what an absolute cock Maradona was, I recommend you buy this month‘s 442 magazine. If there’d been a proper drug testing regime for footballers in the early 1980s then he’d have never even had a career after he moved to Barca. Can’t believe how many people are lauding him - just look at the footage of his celebration and how out of it he was when he scored against Greece in the World Cup - it was after that game that a drug test ended his international career.
 

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To be honest, the cheating and cocaine just makes me like him more.
Also if Peter Shilton hadn’t come for the ball like the poor man’s Ray Clemence that he was, the whole thing would have been a footnote in history. And I England still wouldn’t have won the World Cup.
 
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