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PASSION FOR THE 'LINT'

An ex player denies to sell the T-shirt with which played Maradona against England

Published:30/12/2020 - 17:58h

Updated:30/12/2020 - 17:59h

Steve Hodge is the ex English footballer that possesses one of the relics of the world-wide football: the T-shirt that dressed Diego Armando Maradona against England in Mexico 1986

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Afterwards of that memorable party, that marked a milestone in the history of the world-wide football by the iconic golazo that annotated Diego Armando Maradona to England in the World-wide of Mexico 1986, Steve Hodge decided to change T-shirts with the mythical '10': "I changed It at the end of the party and have criticised me a lot therefore. And other mates of selection enojaron with me".

In statements with the BBC, Hodge highlighted: "This party never will be forgotten in the history of the football. Never I blamed it by his goal with the hand. Maradona Was an extraordinary player. It was so brave like a lion. It was used to to be pateado everywhere where played".

"This T-shirt have had it during 34 years and never tried to sell it. Has an incredible sentimental value"

To finalise, the ex footballer confessed that it never tried to sell the casaca: "This T-shirt have had it during 34 years and never tried to sell it. Has an incredible sentimental value. It has been uncomfortable and unpleasant. I have seen articles in internet saying that I want to one or two millions and this is lie. I find this something disrespectful and totally wrong. It does not be on sale, I clear it".

After the demise of Diego, Hodge received multiple called with astronomical offers to try do with the relic, but the attempts were in vain. According to the specialists, the T-shirt of the 'Lint' rondaría the million of dollars.

For a lot of the cost would seem irrisorio, since the golazo that commanded Diego Maradona in that party has been one of the best that has seen the sport from his existence, especially by the elements involved: the period, the rival, the harp, the skill of Diego with the round, the players that confronted it and remained irrigated in the step of the '10', and the stage of some quarter-finals of the World-wide Glass.

The game of a legend

In spite of his physical disappearance, for a lot of Maradona is considered like the best footballer in the history, what turns it into an unforgettable icon. A legend that found in the green carpet his house, and that in her deleitó to each viewer with his game and personality. To little more than a month of his death, Maradona will follow alive in the memories of his followers and in the books of history of the world-wide football.

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