After this beautiful tribute, I'm supporting Argentina to the bitter end.
A few excerpts:
They’re calling him the World Cup’s “loose vuvuzela.” They’re swooning as he spreads the love, jumping into his players’ arms like some cuddly bear with diamond earrings and no neck.
At 49, Diego Armando Maradona is neither blonde nor 31. But he is Mr. Unscripted in the age of spin, the Hugo Chávez of global soccer. As coach of an outrageously talented Argentine team, one thrown together in the image of his own extravagant skills, Maradona is having a good World Cup.
To genius much is permitted. And so it should be.
To cite Roger Cohen, "there’s no ballet without a prima ballerina".
So from today, I'm a die-hard Maradonista! Go Maradona!