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.
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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.
Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today.
Rest in Peace Diego Maradona!
You shall be missed. pic.twitter.com/QxhuROZ5a5
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 25, 2020
His fans paid their tribute to him by remembering his epic goal of the century with creative cartoons.
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) November 25, 2020
— SÅNJÄY ÀBĪMÅÑYÜ (@sanjaycaremello) November 26, 2020
The hand of God … returned. RIP Diego pic.twitter.com/u8fMIBhA64
— Ronnie Convery (@ronaldopatrizio) November 25, 2020
— susanabossio (@escuchaaaa) November 26, 2020
— Woordvaardig (@Woordvaardig) November 25, 2020
— ललित कुमार लुकड़ (@mr_luked) November 26, 2020
Cartoonist Satish Acharya also dedicated one to the legend.
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) November 25, 2020
Some people also reminisced about the time when he visited Kolkata.
Maradona in my city Kolkata (India) at the Mohan Bagan pitch in 2008. The children are in heaven…. pic.twitter.com/uk5MKDnQm6
— Vijay Prashad (@vijayprashad) November 25, 2020
Last Maradona tweet for the day. Here he is in a packed stadium of tens of thousands in Kolkata in the footballing backwater of India, then ranked 144th in the world. Can't think of many sportspersons who enjoyed this level of truly global adoration. Photo h/t @the_hindu pic.twitter.com/uuCFcyw7H3
— Rahul Kalvapalle (@Kalvapalle) November 25, 2020
One of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona, passes away. An unfortunate day for the world of sports. Sharing a picture of him from his visit to Kolkata as a tribute
May his soul Rest in Peace#ripmaradona #Maradona pic.twitter.com/8r5La3vfIm
— FIRHAD HAKIM (@FirhadHakim) November 25, 2020
With World Legend Maradona,
in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on 6/12/2008…
Myself & Bablu (Subrata Bhattacharya) was the Coaches of one team. Swapan Ball was the Manager.
Kareem Bensharifa was the Coach of other Team. pic.twitter.com/vg2D4GFhYY
— shabbir ali (@coachshabbir) November 21, 2020
When Diego Maradona came to Calcutta. pic.twitter.com/vbNV2E3Ec6
— RIP Diego (@MarginalScribb1) November 25, 2020
Maradona in Kolkata. With Dada 🙂.
Another frame to cherish.
— বাতাস || Batash 🌹🌐🧦 (@BatashSakta1) November 25, 2020
This is one of the worst news of 2020. Rest in power, legend!
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