Sport Alan Pattullo: Minute’s silence for Diego Maradona better late than never - and tannoy notes revealed

10:30  05 december  2020
10:30  05 december  2020 Source:   scotsman.com

'Find some comfort in the hands of God': Lineker leads tributes to football legend Maradona

  'Find some comfort in the hands of God': Lineker leads tributes to football legend Maradona Tributes are pouring in for legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who has died at the age of 60. Former England star Gary Lineker, who famously played against Maradona in the World Cup quarter-final in 1986, described his opponent as "the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time".Maradona's infamous "hand of God" goal in that match led to Argentina progressing and ultimately winning the title, with the player widely credited as having hauled his team to victory.

Maradona was born in 1960 in the Villa Fiorito area of Buenos Aires and would go on to become His well -documented addiction, substance abuse, illegitimate children and feuds over money all His mistress Cristiana Sinagra was back in Italy, heavily pregnant with Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died at his home on 25 November at the age of 60. The prosecutor’ s office in Buenos Aires later launched a probe into possible medical negligence that could have led to the footballer’ s death.

After the all the emotion triggered by the death of Diego Maradona last week, it seemed peculiar that there was no minute’s silence at last weekend’s Betfred Cup clashes, particularly when one took place before English Premier League games kicked-off.

a group of people watching a football game © Diego Maradona in action against Kenny Dalglish during a friendly between Scotland and Argentina in ...

That was an admittedly rare honour for someone who did not play for a British club. Of course, this was not just anyone. It was Maradona, who many – certainly judging by the reaction last week – would contend was and still is the greatest footballer who has played the game.

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Maradona ’ s well -documented history of substance abuse, both legal and illegal – an issue he has been openly It is a laugh a minute with Maradona , always has been. I first met him when he was planning to Diego Maradona gestures to the crowd during the game against Nigeria, which Argentina won

Barcelona are facing a £2,700 fine for Lionel Messi' s tribute to Diego Maradona Maradona played for Newell' s at the end of his career and Messi started out there Messi had kept his head bowed during the minute of silence before kick-off at the empty Nou

Further marking this out as commendable on the part of the English authorities is knowing the scale of resentment that exists within some people south of the Border towards Maradona. His Hand of God goal in the 1986 World Cup still rankles, with Peter Shilton in particular, it seems, given some of his recent – and not-so-recent – comments.

The fact there are so few fans in stadiums – none at all until this week – reduced the risk of any form of disruption to the silence, although this would surely have been unlikely in any event. Whatever he did in life, Maradona’s death struck a chord.

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a display in a store:                      There’s no feeling quite like a victory in a derby match against your most hated adversaries. These are the games that decide who laughs last and loudest in the office, classroom, shop-floor and forum. These are the games you love to win and hate to lose. They can make or break your season – longer, if you’re in different divisions.                                                                              A quick note on inclusion rules. We've stuck to club teams and we haven’t chosen any team twice: no matter how many foes you despise (or how widely hated you are), you’re only allowed one mortal enemy.                                                                              The vast majority of these derby rivals are geographically close – the same city or the one just up the road – but there are some exceptions. Oh, and for each fixture we've listed the teams in alphabetical order: no, we don't think they're a bigger team than you.

It’s pleasing to report that the SPFL have suggested in a message to clubs that they might like to pay their respects to Maradona this weekend. The SFA have also been advised of this plan so that match officials are made aware.

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A proposed announcement for the benefit of Tannoy announcers was even included in the email. “On 25 November 2020, football lost one of its greatest icons, Diego Armando Maradona …Football is united in sadness at the passing of a true legend of the game …We now ask all those present in the stadium to unite and remember Maradona through a period of silence which will begin and end on the referee’s whistle.”

After all the memories of Maradona stirred by last week’s news, many of them involving his Hampden debut goal and later appearance at the stadium when taking charge of the Argentina national side for the first time, it’s the least can be done.

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Napoli wear special fourth kit inspired by Argentina .
The football world is still mourning Argentine icon Diego Maradona's tragic death after he passed away following a heart attack at the age of 60 earlier this week. And on Sunday, Napoli's players wore a special fourth kit inspired by Argentina's strip in honour of their former star, who led the side to two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup during an illustrious seven-year stay between 1984-1991.

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