Remembering Maradona

Remembering Maradona

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Remembering Maradona

A fan in mourning outside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires. PHOTO: REUTERS SEE THE BIG STORY A14, SPORT B25&26

A fan in mourning outside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires.

PHOTO: REUTERS

Why did we fall for him? Skill, of course, but also because he seemed so human a champion, not remote, but real. He battled life – poverty, weight, addiction, pressure – and yet also rose above it. He was not anyone’s version of a role model, nor some suited brand, just fallible and fabulous all at once. He flew and fell.

ST ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR ROHIT BRIJNATH,
on Diego Maradona, the Argentinian football icon who died of a heart attack on Wednesday at age 60.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2020, with the headline ‘Remembering Maradona’. Print Edition | Subscribe

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