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Sport International: Soccer player refuses to commemorate Maradona

22:45  30 november  2020
22:45  30 november  2020 Source:   spox.com

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A SPANISH football player , 24, refused to observe a minute’s silence for Maradona at a match yesterday, Sunday, November 29. Diego Armando Maradona died last Wednesday of a heart attack, on the day which marks the International Day Against Gender Violence, and Dapena said she

En/football/ international -football. In a weekend which saw tributes for the late Diego Maradona , one footballer decided to stage a protest during the minute of silence held for the Argentine great. "I said that I refused to observe the minute of silence for a rapist, paedophile and abuser and that I had to sit

Paula Dapena, soccer player from the Spanish third division club Viajes Interrias FF, refused to take part in a minute's silence for the deceased D i ego Maradona in the friendly against Deportivo Abanca (0:10). The 24-year-old justified this with the behavior of the Argentine football legend towards women.

Maradona verstarb in der vergangenen Woche. © Provided by SPOX Maradona passed away last week.

Instead of commemorating Maradona together with her teammates, Dapena turned her back on the cameras and demonstratively sat down on the floor. "I can't forgive him for all the bad things he did," said Dapena after the game. She is not ready to hold a minute's silence "for a rapist and a pedophile".

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In addition, the self-confessed feminist referred to the International Day against Female Violence: "There was no minute's silence for these victims either." According to Dapena, the reactions within the team were quite positive: "They looked at me and laughed because they knew I didn't want to." The Argentine, who received death threats as a result, is above all "about person and values: we all know that his spectacular skills were only footballing".

The 1986 world champion made numerous missteps off the pitch. In 1991, as a player in the Napoli SSC, he was found to have cocaine in his urine, and a short time later Maradona was sentenced to probation for drug possession. With her allusion, Dapena is likely to be referring in particular to a lost paternity case from 1999: Maradona was accused of impregnating a minor.

The death of Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60 in his estate in Tigre as a result of a heart attack, triggered three days of national mourning in Argentina. On Thursday he was buried at the gates of Buenos Aires, before his coffin was laid out in the presidential palace "Casa Rosada" in the Plaza de Mayo.

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