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World Diego Maradona once said he hated 'everything' from the US, and called President George W. Bush 'human trash'

16:50  26 november  2020
16:50  26 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hell

  Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hell Obituary: Argentine soccer genius Maradona saw heaven and hellMaradona had died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, those close to him confirmed.

State prosecutors said that Maradona died around midday local time, with a routine inquiry set to be President Alberto Fernandez announced three days of national mourning following Maradona ’s Diego Maradona was reported to have said he didn’t feel well shortly before he died on Wednesday.

Diego Maradona v George W Bush . Plus: Atlético Madrid's inspiration "Did I dream it, or did I really read about all-round legend Diego Maradona enhancing his reputation by once sticking it to George W Bush He did us a lot of harm. As far as I'm concerned, he is a murderer; he looks down on us and

Diego Maradona in a blue shirt: Maradona protesting a visit by George W. Bush to Argentina. Getty Images © Provided by INSIDER Maradona protesting a visit by George W. Bush to Argentina. Getty Images
  • Diego Maradona once said he hated everything from the United States and that George Bush was "human trash."
  • The Argentine soccer legend, who died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday, was a supporter of both Hugo Chavez, the former socialist president of Venezuela, and Fidel Castro.
  • At an anti-Bush protest in Argentina in 2005, he also wore a "Stop Bush" t-shirt that had the "s" in "Bush" replaced by a swastika.
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Diego Maradona once said he hated everything from the United States and that President George W. Bush was "human trash."

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“ Maradona inspires us ,” said then-Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, explaining his country’s It also was vindication for Maradona , who in what he later called “the greatest tragedy” of his career was cut from the Maradona said he got clean from drugs there and started a new chapter. Like great masters of music and painting, he has defied our intellect and enriched the human spirit,” Morales said .

Former US boxing champion Mike Tyson (L) and former Argentinian football player Diego Maradona after arriving to attend the screening of US director Visiting the Vatican in 2000, Maradona said he had to distance himself from the Catholic Church, telling reporters he was disgusted having seen the

Speaking in 2007 to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Maradona discussed his own personal belief in socialism, and denounced the US.

"I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength," he said.

"I believe in Chavez, I am Chavista. Everything Fidel [Castro] does, everything Chavez does for me is the best," the Argentine soccer legend, who died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday, said.

Chavez was the president of Venezuela between 1999 and his death in 2013.

Two years prior in 2005, Maradona had protested against George W. Bush during the president's tour of Latin America shortly after being elected for a second term in the White House.

Maradona wore a "Stop Bush" t-shirt that had the "s" in "Bush" replaced by a swastika during a march in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, where he also announced, according to The Guardian: "I'm proud as an Argentine to repudiate the presence of this human trash, George Bush."

Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona

  Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona The mayor of Naples started the formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery. “We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples’ stadium to Maradona,” Luigi De Magistris said. “It’s a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.

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Diego Maradona, Evo Morales posing for the camera: Maradona with the t-shirt mentioned above. Getty Images © Getty Images Maradona with the t-shirt mentioned above. Getty Images

Maradona's anti-Bush sentiment was replicated widely across Argentina at the time, with many of the country's citizens angry at his push for free trade across the Americas.

"We are marching against the creation of a free trade region in the Americas, against the repayment of the foreign debt and against the militarization of Latin America," said Argentinian economist Julio Gambina at the same protest.

Chavez, also at the protest, added: "Every one of us has brought an a shovel, an undertaker's shovel, because here in Mar del Plata is the tomb of [the deal]."

Maradona was not shy in sharing his political beliefs, also demonizing the Catholic church, and publicly backing Palestinian nationhood.

Argentina has entered three days of mourning following the death of Maradona.

The former Napoli and FC Barcelona star's coffin is currently being displayed at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, with over one million people expected to visit.

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Maradona had recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma several weeks ago. He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

President George H . W . Bush once said about his funeral and lying in state , "Do The final eulogy came from the son who followed in his footsteps, George W . Bush , the 43rd president Bush "never hated anyone," he said . The funeral program itself was largely reflective of Bush 's own PHOTO: Former President George W . Bush and former first lady Laura Bush watch as the flag-draped casket

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Remembering Diego Maradona, a leftie on the field — and in politics .
While Diego Maradona never ran or held public office, his success on the field, larger-than-life personality and friendships with leftist leaders connected him to political life in Argentina and across Latin America over more than three decades. “Fútbol is practically our religion. It’s impossible to separate Argentina from fútbol,” said Patricio Eleisegui, a fan from Argentina who last week visited Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, the site of the 1986 England game. “Maradona was a representation of all our dreams.

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