The French president sent his condolences for the physical disappearance of the best footballer in history, whom he described as “a dancer in boots”
French President Emmanuel Macron joined the tributes to Diego Armando Maradona through a felt letter that Alberto Fernández highlighted for being a text “that goes straight to the heart”,
“The text that Emmanuel Macron wrote to fire Diego impresses with its sensitivity and his human understanding of what it meant to us. It is a text that goes straight to the heart. Thank you, President, for these heartfelt words, “Fernández wrote tonight on his Twitter account.
Below the message he put the link of the Casa Rosada that reflects Macron’s message for Maradona’s death.
There, the French president expressed his feelings when he learned of the physical disappearance of the Ten, whom he described as “a dancer in booties”.
“A sumptuous and unpredictable player, Maradona’s football had not been seen before. With an ever-renewed inspiration, he constantly invented new gestures and strokes. A dancer in ankle boots, he was not an athlete but an artist, it embodied the magic of the game “, highlighted the French president.
In addition, Macron focused on Maradona’s unrivaled performance at the 1986 World Cup, where the star amazed the soccer world and led Argentina to the title.
“In the same party, god and devil, he scored the two most famous goals in football history. There was a King Pele, now there is a God Diego, “he said.
“To all those who saved their allowance to complete the Panini de México 86 album with their figurine, to all those who had to negotiate with their wife to baptize their children Diego, their Argentine compatriots, the Neapolitans who drew frescoes worthy of Diego Rivera in his honor, to all football lovers, the President of the Republic sends his deepest condolences. Diego stays “, the president closed his moving writing.
Born in a poor neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Diego Armando Maradona made his family and his neighbors dream of his “bicycles”, which have left the best European defenders crucified. Boca Juniors and his mystical fans made him known to the world. Barcelona got a gem, believing that they had finally found Johan Cruyff’s successor to once again dominate European football.
But it was in Naples that Diego became Maradona. In southern Italy, the golden kid rediscovered the passion of the South American stadiums, the irrational fervor of the fans, and led Naples to the path of the Scudetto, to the heights of Europe.
A sumptuous and unpredictable player, Maradona’s soccer has never been seen before. With an ever-renewed inspiration, he constantly invented new gestures and strokes. A dancer in ankle boots, he was not an athlete but an artist, he embodied the magic of the game.
But he still had to write the history of a country marked by dictatorship and military defeat. This resurrection happened in 1986, in the most geopolitical match in football history, the quarterfinals of the World Cup against Margaret Thatcher’s England. On June 22, 1986, in Mexico City, he scored his first goal with God as a partner. They wanted to challenge the miracle, but the referee had seen nothing: Maradona’s enlarged attitude earned him that point. Then follows “the goal of the century”, which brought together the greatest dribblers in football: Garrincha, Kopa and Pelé, gathered in a single action. In just 50 meters, with an amazing run, he passed the middle of the England team and dribbled past goalkeeper Shilton before sending the ball into the net and the Albiceleste to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. In the same match, god and devil, he scored the two most famous goals in football history. There was a King Pele, now there is a God Diego.
With that same grace, the same beautiful insolence, he stealthily approaches the final that he left marked with the most beautiful gesture in football: the decisive pass, the goal of number 10. When he lifts the trophy, a legend is born: the child prodigy is became the best player in the world. And the world cup returns to Argentina: this time it’s the people’s, not the military’s.
Diego Maradona will also experience this popular joy in other areas. But his visits to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez will have the bitter taste of defeat; It is on the field where Maradona made the revolution.
The President of the Republic greets the undisputed owner of the ball, so loved by the French. To all those who saved their allowance to complete the Panini de México 86 album with his figurine, to all those who had to negotiate with his wife to baptize Diego for their children, to their Argentine compatriots, to the Neapolitans who drew frescoes worthy of Diego Rivera in his honor, to all football lovers, the President of the Republic sends his deepest condolences. Diego stays.