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Diego Maradona: Dani Alves is an ‘idiot’

Diego Maradona: Dani Alves is an ‘idiot’

20/06/2017 at 10:50Updated 20/06/2017 at 12:13

Diego Maradona has branded Dani Alves an “idiot” after the full-back criticised his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.

The Argentine’s blatant handball helped his nation past England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals as they went on to lift the trophy, with Alves claiming the 56-year-old could not be considered a role model.

"I would not be proud to say that I won a World Cup with a 'Hand of God.' I wouldn't be able to tell my son that I won a World Cup like this with the whole world talking about it.

"The 'Hand of God' tricked us, you have to take this firm position. A sportsman like this can't be an example for youngsters."

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However, Maradona hit back by roasting the full-back’s passing ability.

"He speaks because he plays in a position on the pitch where football is not played. They [right-backs] touch the ball three times and make eight fouls per game."