Maradona roars on Argentina

Argentinian football superstar Diego Maradona was at Twickenham on Sunday to roar on the country’s rugby team as they faced Australia in the World Cup semi-finals.

Maradona, whose brilliance guided Argentina to winning the 1986 football World Cup, had the national flag draped around his shoulders as he sat in the stands to watch the last four clash.

When the stadium cameras focused on the portly 54-year-old, his eyes bulged as he said “Come on, Argentina!” in Spanish and blew a kiss.

Maradona watched the Pumas beat Tonga 45-16 at Leicester last month in the group stages.

Maradona went to the Argentina dressing room after that game to dance and take pictures with the team.

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy called the Leicester visit a “beautiful surprise”.

“He said the whole of Argentina was dreaming with us and everyone was behind us and supporting us. He was here because he wanted to be a part of this. We sang and danced and it was lots of fun,” Creevy said.

AFP

 

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