Here’s a little taste of 2010 World Cup fever for you: Argentinean soccer legend and current national team manager Diego Maradona promised an Argentinean radio show that if his squad wins the World Cup he will run naked through downtown Buenos Aires. Some coaching strategies are beyond me.
The 49-year-old well known for the infamous “Hand of God” goal made the statement a day after Argentina defeated Canada 5-0 in a pre-World Cup warm-up match. The reporter asked Maradona what he would do if Argentina won its third World Cup title, to which Maradona pointedly replied, “If we win the World Cup, I will get naked and run around the Obelisk.”
For the non-geography students out there, the Obelisk is a tall, four sided landmark in Buenos Aires that was constructed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. Maradona also took the interview opportunity to explain why he opted not to play reigning FIFA player of the year Lionel Messi against Canada: “If something were to have happened to [Messi] in that match, I’d have been kicked – you can imagine where.”
So for those of you sports fans that follow soccer one summer out of every four years looking for a club to support, consider this Maradona’s bid for your allegiance.
Maradona will run naked if Argenita wins Cup [FOX Sports]