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Diego Maradona

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The best and worst that a man could be
A champ, a cheat, a deity
He walked the Earth like you and me
Diego Maradona

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He eased past defenders like they weren’t there
The barrel-chested footballer
At 15 the family breadwinner
Diego Maradona

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In football’s clamour he found his peace
The first name on every club’s teamsheet
You could trust him – with a football at his feet
Diego Maradona

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 He’s the immortal that every footballer met
He may be the greatest player seen just yet
Who put the ball in the England net?
Diego Maradona

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Pele was the heart of a beautiful team
But Maradona, he was the dream
He was all muscle and grace, or so it seemed
Diego Maradona

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Notes

In the wake of the death of Maradona, a host of tributes in news media themselves were poetic in praising the man and the myth that was Maradona.
For me, the phrase that stands out was that of English commentator Barry Davies during England’s infamous World Cup defeat by Argentina and the hand of God.
As Maradona scored his sublime second goal, Davies remarked: “You have to say, that’s magnificent.”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/diego-maradona-2/