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Maradona upset with Boca over Bush daughters

Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC
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Argentina's top football star Diego Maradona said he's feeling a “bit distant” from his heart team Boca Juniors and criticized the club's president Mauricio Macri for having presented the visiting daughters of US President George Bush with the team's colors.

"I'm distanced from Macri. There are some things I didn't like and I'm saying so", pointed out Argentina's greatest player who has repeatedly stated his disagreement with some of president Macri's latest decisions. Maradona is a fanatic follower of Boca Juniors, a team for which he played several seasons. The former World Cup champion captain (Mexico 1986) is particularly disappointed with Macri for the welcome he extended Barbara and Jean Bush, whom last November were invited to Boca Juniors stadium to watch a local Argentine football league match and were photographed wearing the gold and blue shirts of the world famous soccer team. The two Bush daughters were invited to Macri's box which is only a few meters away from where Maradona usually seats. And precisely on that day Maradona who is a self declared enemy of the Bush administration chose to wear a cap given to him by his friend Cuban ruler Fidel Castro. Maradona is also bitter about the sale of a promising star to Spain's Real Madrid, which he insistently recalled should have been transferred for "more money; 27 million Euros was cheap". "Boca has one (Argentine) Cup less because Macri allowed (coach) Basile to leave last September", complained Maradona. Basile was named to coach the Argentine national team. "Actually I'm a bit distant from Boca. I feel closer to Argentinos Juniors (his first team) efforts to contract new players", admitted Maradona who was vice-president of Boca Juniors Football Department between mid 2005 and August last year, when he left over discrepancies with the team's president Macri.

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