MARADONA GETS HERO'S WELCOME | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 10, 2018

MARADONA GETS HERO'S WELCOME

Diego Maradona arrived to a hero's welcome in Mexico on Saturday as the new technical director of second division Dorados landed in the relative footballing outpost of Culiacan. "Welcome Golden God! Thank you God, thank you Maradona!" read one of the placards held by fans greeting him at the Culiacan airport. Dressed all in black but wearing a gold, white and black Dorados scarf, Maradona didn't speak to any of the dozens of fans welcoming him. Accompanied by club officials and his lawyer, Maradona wasted little time negotiating the sea of fans and journalists and being whisked off to meet his new players. "When someone like Diego comes here it's more due to his interest than for economic offers," said Jose Antonio Nunez, president of a club whose owners, the Hank family, have been accused of links to Mexico's lucrative and violent drug-trafficking industry. "He knows what it's like to start from the bottom, he knows the value of a lower league." -- Afp

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