Exactly one year ago, our lives were on hiatus. Diego’s death shocked the whole world and this Thursday, One year after his departure, the Professional Football League paid him a spectacular tribute that he shared through his social networks. The video It starts with a young Lionel Messi, confessing his fanaticism for Maradona, and continues with the memory of Diego playing with a golf ball at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. That gesture is later imitated by several First Class players …
“What is your idol as a player? -Maradona-” answered a certain Lionel Messi back in 1994, in Rosario. The same year that Diego’s legs were cut off at the World Cup in the United States. That World Cup, from the concentration of the Argentine National Team in Boston, Diego delighted with the golf ball: “It’s difficult, but not impossible,” Diego confessed.
Followed by that, the Professional League brought together several of the main figures of Argentine football, trying to imitate Diez with that of golf. Luis Vázquez de Boca, Matías Tissera de Platense, Milton Casco representing River together with Lautaro Acosta, Néstor Ortigoza, Maxi Rodríguez were the ones who, among others, put their skills to the test to honor Maradona, one year after his departure.
The video closes with the phrases: “Thank you for inspiring our dreams. We all wanted to play like Maradona.”, and ends with one of Diego’s emblematic phrases in his own voice: “Without football you cannot live.”