Football Fans Reminisce Maradona’s Iconic ‘Hand Of God’ Goal Following His Demise


Yesterday was one of the most dreadful days in the life of any football lover as Argentinian professional footballer Diego Armando Maradona left us for his heavenly abode. Regarded as one of the greatest, Maradona passed away after suffering a heart attack at his home, reported Hindustan Times.

Even though there were a lot of memorable moments in his illustrious career, his famed ‘Hand of God’ goal that he scored against England on June 22, 1986, during World Cup quarterfinals in Mexico, remained etched in the hearts of every football enthusiast, reports News18.

“At first, I kept saying that I had headed it in. I don’t know, I was scared that since I was still in the stadium, they might disallow the goal. What did I know? In passing I said to someone, ‘It was Maradona’s head and God’s hand’. Of course, it was not the ‘Hand of God’. It was me. I am not sorry for scoring with my hand. Not sorry at all! For me, it was like stealing from a thief,” Maradona had said.


Several eminent personalities across the world including Sachin Tendulkar mourned the loss of the sports sensation.

His fans paid their tribute to him by remembering his epic goal of the century with creative cartoons.


Cartoonist Satish Acharya also dedicated one to the legend.

Some people also reminisced about the time when he visited Kolkata.


This is one of the worst news of 2020. Rest in power, legend!

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