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Maradona announce he intends to run for FIFA's presidency

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:29 UTC
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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has thrown his hat into the ring for the FIFA presidency, according to reports. Reuters quoted Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales saying that Maradona, 54, had revealed his plan on Sunday. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Not going to happen.

    No qualifications at all.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 07:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    You're right Skip....
    FIFA is about Football not Handball....

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Must be money in it.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    As if UEFA needed any extra incentive to exit FIFA...

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    As a cheat he has the right qualifications.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Now there's the best reason for an alternate world cup, to date!

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce

    Well, he has time on his hands - quite literally in the photo..

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    He comes from a culture where such bananas continually get elected to positions of power, only then to indulge in blatent corruption and lies; of course he thinks he's got the savvy and background to make it as head honcho at FIFI. Stanley Rouse must be turning in his grave.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    A lying, cheating, hypocritical, egotistical drug addict?

    Perfect candidate for the job!

    (If want the status quo to remain. ..)

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Maradona is the perfect example of Argentina.I

    Once rich with a fabulous future, is now broke discredited, corrupt with no possible success.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Any more plastic surgery and he's going to go from looking like a drag queen to a cat.

    That guy is a mess.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    This proposal is as bad as paulcedron!

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Yes I can only assume his leadership would be a hands-on approach, for which he is famous, along with his renowned modus operandi on drug use.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    Maradona can barely remember and say his name so frazzled has he been by years of drug use. Watching him now is painful.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    As Skip says, no chance at all. If he were to be elected, it would spell the end of FIFA.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Perhaps he should run for President of Argentina, he could win that and reading the posts above he would seem to be well qualified.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Why would anybody need two ( 2 ) wristwatches?

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 golfcronie

    I suspect it a throw back to when he is coked up and cannot see straight: he thinks that two watches are normal!

    Whata mistaka to maka!

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well,
    he has the hand of god in his hands,
    the pope on his shoulders,
    and CFK in his head,

    what more could you possibly want...[ honesty ] lol

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I actually think that he is perfect for the job. If you want to bring anything to a disastrous end, just put an Argentine in charge:

    A Country
    a ship
    a war
    a trade deal
    military procurement
    an economy
    Catholicism (trust me, it won't end well)
    expropriation
    South american naval exercises :-)
    Feeding people

    Sure, lets add FIFA to the list.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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