Former England midfielder Steve Hodge has said that Argentina’s late footballer Diego Maradona (whose jersey he wore in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals) is not for sale. Maradona died recently and died. There were rumors that Hodge wanted to sell his jersey.
Hodge has Maradona’s jacket
The 58-year-old Hodge exchanged the jersey he wore and played in the Maradona match with Maradona after the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup played at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The jersey is now in Manchester’s National Football Museum. Hodge told BBC Radio Nottingham, ‘I have had this for 34 years and I have never tried to sell it. I like this. It has incredible sentimental value. I have spoken non-stop to people at my doorstep and constantly talk about it on every TV and radio station and even foreign stations. ‘
Maradona was wrapped in a football jersey
Maradona’s coffin was draped in an Argentinian flag and football jersey inscribed with a 10-number. He wore the number 10 jersey until Maradona played football. He said, ‘This is inconvenient and not good. I have seen articles on the internet saying that I want to sell this jersey for one or two million and am wandering around for money. I find this completely disrespectful and wrong. It is not for sale. I am not trying to sell it. ‘
Maradona seduced the players
The way Maradona performed against Argentina’s arch-rivals England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup made him immortalized in his country and also in the history of football. Four minutes after the ‘Hands of God’ goal, Maradona hit six England players, running from 60 yards from midfield and then beating goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
Was scored in 10 seconds
This goal was later called the ‘Goal of the Century’. He scored the goal in 10 seconds and the players were surprised. Maradona, who won Argentina’s World Cup in 1986 under his captaincy, scored five goals in that tournament.