FIFA Cautions Maradona

By Ikenga Chronicles July 1, 2018

FIFA Cautions Maradona

The world football governing body, FIFA is of the opinion that the name and history that Diego Maradona has made for himself should not be a criteria for him not to show respect to other fans in World Cup stadiums.

The football legend was reported to have made obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win against Nigeria.

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FIFA’s World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that,

“The players who helped write the history of football have a part to play.

“Diego Maradona, obviously one of the greatest footballers who ever lived , is a part of that.”

”We would expect all players, former players, staff, fans,everyone to behave in a respectful manner.”

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During the Argentina-Nigeria game, Maradona drew attention with his antics in the stands, lapping up adulation from fans, unveiling a poster of himself and seemingly falling asleep at one point. Then, after Marcos Rojo’s 86th – minute winner secured Argentina’s place in the last 16, he made a middle-finger gesture with both hands.

“From the hands of God, to the fingers of shame,” read one headline in Latin America , referring to Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.

The Argentine is no stranger to controversy, having once shot at journalists with an air rifle, and he has battled cocaine and alcohol addictions.

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