The world of football was thrown into mourning yesterday with the news of the death of Diego Maradona, Argentine and former Napoli’s football legend. Following the announcements by media houses, some sympathetic fans slammed the British newspaper media for the derisive nature of their broadcasts.
Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal and another – widely considered to be one of the greatest goals of all time.
Maradona’s Hand of God was responsible for England’s elimination from the 1986 World Cup, and obviously the Queen Elizabeth country has failed to lick their wounds and move on. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time on the pitch, his life off the pitch was equally notorious – amid battles with drug and alcohol addiction which led to the deterioration of his health and eventual demise.
The announcement of Diego Maradona’s death the English news media left football fans in awe. Eliciting angry reactions by sympathizers who expressed their displeasure over the dehumanizing headlines.