Maradona: Pele will always be Inferior

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has renewed his long-running feud with great rival Pele, insisting that the Brazilian will always remain inferior.

 

The pair are thought by many to function as the two greatest players in the history of the game.

Pele was awarded the Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur in Switzerland last week, after being ineligible to win the orginal Ballon d’Or during his playing days as it was then limited to those plying their trade in Europe.

But Maradona, who has frequently spoken out against the former Santos man in the past, was far from impressed at FIFA’s decision to honour the Brazilian.

“How are you able to say that Pele received the Ballon d’Or before me? I received the award in Paris [in 1996]. So to make Pele the first anyone to receive the award before me is a huge mistake, ” he said.

 

“According to me, Pele will always remain 2nd best in football when compared to Maradona. Consider it this way, in his own country, Brazil, Pele is the 2nd best sportsman after Ayrton Senna [the former F1 driver].

 

“Pele will be second, be it in international football or in Brazilian sports. The sad thing is that he is second best and he will continue to stay in that position.

 

“While presenting the award [this year’s Ballon d’Or] to Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele uttered his name as ‘Cristiano Leonardo’. This just shows where he belongs. ”

 

Maradona, the former Argentina manager, happens to be the Dubai sports ambassador, and added: “I am happy with what I am doing for football and for myself. I am content residing in a home in Dubai, but Pele lives in FIFA. ”

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Maradona threatens to shut down nightclub if they don’t play more music for him

At 7 a.m., the only thing Maradona needed to do was holding dancing. Sadly, the Buenos Aires nightclub hosting his serious enterprise celebration session was closing up since regular folks have things to do round that time of day. However Maradona does not stand for those kinds of shenanigans, so he pleaded with the proprietor to maintain the beat alive.

Accompanied by his 22-year-outdated fiance, Rocio Olivera, Maradona requested the club proprietor for simply another half hour of sweet party jams. When the proprietor declined, Maradona mentioned, “If you don’t play extra music, I’ll have [Argentina secretary of commerce Guillermo] Moreno shut this place because Moreno is with me and you’ll suck ****.” Unbeknownst to Maradona at the time, he was being filmed whereas he made these threats.

Here he’s balancing a glass of beer on his head in a more satisfying a part of the night…

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Maradona accused of kicking photographer in the groin ‘like he was taking a free kick’

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Like the people who run with the bulls in Pamplona, the paparazzi in Argentina continue to tempt fate and risk their fertility by following Maradona around Buenos Aires. In the latest incident, a photographer for a neighborhood superstar journal met the wrath of Maradona’s foot and was worse off for it.

From the AP:

The “Gente” journal photographer Enrique Medina filed a police criticism claiming the 1986 World Cup winner attacked him outside Maradona’s father’s home on Sunday evening.

Medina informed the Associated Press on Monday that Maradona ran at him “like he was taking a free-kick” and kicked him so hard within the groin and higher leg space that he “doubled over in ache”.

This comes two months after Maradona threw stones at photographers who adopted him from the airport and was caught on video kicking one in all them. And again in 1994 he famously acquired a suspended jail sentence of two years and 10 months for shooting an air rifle at journalists.

The lesson here? If you’re going to take pictures of Maradona, be sure to put on a medieval swimsuit of armor while you do it. And if Maradona starts lining up your crotch like he is taking a free kick you might need to move.