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Sunday, 2 July 2017

President Putin is a phenomenon while Trump is a cartoon character - Football legend, Diego Maradona

Legendary Argentinian footballer, Diego Maradona, has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a 'phenomenon' who can bring peace to many in the world, while US leader Donald Trump is a 'cartoon character', who can't be treated seriously, according to him.

The controversial football legend made the remarks while speaking to journalists in Moscow on Friday.
According to him, “I think that after Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, Putin – together with [Ariel] Ortega and Evo [Morales], represent the ‘top league” of political leaders.

Putin is a man who can bring peace to many in this world,” he added, describing the Russian leader as “a phenomenon; simply a phenomenon.”

On US President Trump, who he doesn't regard among the top elite, he said: “For me, he’s more of a comic.”
“He’s like a cartoon to me, if we talk about politics… Every time I see him on TV, I switch the channel,” he added.
Speaking on US dominant force in the international arena, the 56-year-old footballer said: “One shouldn’t forget about Russia, China, about North Korea. The US isn’t the county sheriff anymore. We’ll find a gun to match the one they have,” he said.

Maradona stressed that no one wants war, but “when you see such cartoon characters like Trump, you begin thinking that if such a man takes it into his head we may all become enemies.”

Latin America is feeling “increasing pressure from the right. By right, I mean the US,” which is bad for the continent, he said.
“The right is stronger now. The right has more money. They can buy a lot of things. And I’m outraged because of it – as under previous presidents, the people at least had food, but now in Argentina, there are people who are starving. It’s sad. Very sad. And it’s not only Argentina. Brazil, as well,” he said.
Diego Maradona is universally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of football.


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Alloy Chikezie said...

Lol he isn't far from the truth when he referred to Trump as a cartoon character.

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Anonymous said...

Who is that fool ? Of course it's expected of him considering the fact that his country- Argentina has a strained diplomatic relationship with the U.S.. The Argentine government is indebted to U.S. to the tune of billions of dollars. By the way, Russia thrives when the world is in disarray.

livingstone chibuike said...

and u're a drug addict

Anonymous said...

He's making sense. If Russia and China crave peace, USA will be relegated to the background with this joker as the president

Vivian Reginalds said...

They are both the same just that one (Putin) occasionally has common sense!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds



Uv David said...

maradona is a cheap drug junkie with a fish brain. Besides he gave d speech in russia, so whe he for support before? fat for nothing imbecile

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