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The life, death and philosophy of Diego Maradona
A big part of the world’s poor and forgotten belong to football-obsessed countries and for them, seeing Diego stick it to the Queen and win the World Cup felt like a Robin Hood moment, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor. That same feeling was felt by the city of Naples, in southern Italy, where ‘El Diez’ is worshipped maybe even more than in Argentina.
Maradona was becoming a sort of football version of Che Guevara or John Lennon figure.
Diego had a profound hatred for the United States and what the hegemonic Western capitalist system represented, for all the contradictions.
He leaves us with a story that is impossible to replicate. A true character of our times, Diego Maradona.
by Agustino Fontevecchia