Maradona by Kusturica

Maradona by Kusturica

Just watched this documentary about the great man. It was filmed by the Serbian film-maker/artist/musician, Emir Kusturica.

It gives a valuable insight into Maradona. Especially his political beliefs and his thoughts after battling cocaine addiction.

There is more than a bit of George bashing, and Prince Charles and Tony Blair get the treatment too. Which is no bad thing.

Kustarica follows Diego around Buenos Aires (his home and the the Bombanera) and also to Napoli and the former Yugoslavia.

Diego Maradona in his own words

 

Those who hate Diego Maradona will point to the “Hand of God”, his addiction to cocaine and his disqualification form USA 1994.

Those who love him shall point to his goal just after the “Hand of God”, his performances for Barcelona, Boca Juniors, Napoli and Argentina, his goals, his fights, his mazy runs and unmatched skill,  his honesty and his quotes ;

 

 

On the doubters and nay sayers;

“To those who did not believe: now suck my d**k – I’m sorry ladies for my words – and keep on sucking it. I am either white or black. I will never be grey in my life. You treated me as you did. Now keep on sucking d**ks. I am grateful to my players and to the Argentinian people. I thank no one but them. The rest, keep on sucking d**ks.”

On Scotland ;

“It was nice to get my first goal here in Scotland and it was very special. I feel great. I’m very happy to be back here after all this time and I’m proud to be heading the Argentina national side. I’m very much aware of how popular I apparently am in Scotland. It’s nice to see that I have made people happy and if I could do it again then it would be marvellous.

On Pele ;

“Pele should go back to the museum.”

On football organisation ;

Many people agree with me that many things are not clear in football these days and it is not something people who watch football deserve. The situation will be the same while football is run by people who do not understand football.

 

On politics ; 

“I believe in Hugo Chávez, I am Chavista. Everything Fidel does, everything Chávez does, for me is the best.”

 

On himself ;

 “I worked hard all my life for this. Those who say I don’t deserve anything, that it all came easy, can kiss my ass.”