The former world cup winning captain and former Manager of Argentina have now become a well-wisher of Columbians after their exit from the world cup. Maradona questioned the impartial referring in the round of 16, England vs Columbia. The match ended up with the most dramatic ending of football that is the penalty shoot-out where Maradona shoots his doubt over the referees. According to the Argentinean magician, “it was a daylight robbery”. Later on, Maradona issued an acknowledgement of guilty after questioning the integrity of the match officials. He posted a message on his Instagram, “Caught up by the excitement and support for Colombia the other day, and I said some things that, I admit, are unacceptable. My apologies to FIFA and its president: even if sometimes my opinions are different with the referees I have complete respect for their work.”
Maradona was invited by FIFA to watch England vs Columbia as their guest and after the blame game ended FIFA responded by saying that they were extremely sorry after reading the comments from a legendary player who once created history.
Diego Maradona is an Argentinean legend, but he started supporting Columbia after the shocking world cup exit of his nation. He blamed Geiger, the field referee over his decision, “Here is the FIFA referees boss Pierluigi Collina, who decides to choose a referee who, if he had Googled him, he would know can’t be used for a match of this magnitude,” said Maradona. Geiger is a FIFA certified referee who was suspended for six months after his controversial decisions during Semi-final between Panama and Mexico in 2015 Gold Cup.
Maradona now how to create buzz and be at the top, he became famous in his football career after becoming the “Hand of God” which eventually gave Argentina an impressive year by becoming the world champion.