Diego ‘The Golden Boy’ Maradona has taken a brief timeout from his role as manager of Mexico’s Dorados de Sinaloa football club to dedicate the team’s Sunday night victory to his friend Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan people.

“I want to dedicate this victory to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering,” Maradona said, speaking to reporters after Sunday’s game, in which the Dorados trounced Tampico Madero 3-2.

“The sheriffs of the world, who are those Yankees? Just because they have the biggest bombs in the world they think they are so much more advanced than us. No, they are not,” Maradona stressed.

“We don’t buy that ‘chirolita’ they have as president,” the star added, referring to a famous 1970s Argentinian ventriloquist puppet bearing a strong resemblance to the appearance and mannerisms of US President Donald Trump.

Maradona’s comments spread like wildfire online, with Twitter and Reddit users predictably dividing into camps regarding his message.

“Maradona commenting on international politics isn’t something I knew I wanted,” one user wrote. “Wtf I love Maradona now?” another chimed in. “You are great Maradona,” a third added.

Others accused him of being “ignorant when it comes to politics,” claiming that “Venezuelans have been through hell because of Chavez and Maduro,” or accusing the legend of being an “old fool.” Some attempted to disarm the situation, saying it was Maradona’s right “to choose who to support and to have freedom of expression.”

Diego Maradona is a well-known supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Last year, following a drone attack against Maduro and other government officials, the football star said that the attempt on the Venezuelan leader’s life was “an attempt against the nation.”

Venezuela’s political crisis came to a head in late January, when opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s ‘interim president’ and was immediately recognised by the US and many of its allies. Caracas slammed the move as an attempted coup d’état. Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and many other countries denounced takeover attempt and urged outside powers not to meddle in Venezuela’s affairs.

ALSO READ  Satellite image shows Indian Air Force missed target in Pakistan: reports

On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed recent US threats to make Moscow ‘pay a price’ for its military assistance to Caracas, stressing that Russian support, including assistance with the maintenance of military equipment, was being provided on an “absolutely legitimate and legal basis” in accordance with Venezuelan law and bilateral agreements.


Source: RT

Share this article:
  • 34

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.


Notify of