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Maradona: “I'm more alive than ever”; offers a reward on the origin of fake news about his death

Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:39 UTC
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Argentina's former football star Diego Maradona has issued a bounty worth 300,000 pesos (US$10,800 / £8,300) to find the journalist responsible for reporting fake news regarding his death, according to Infobae. Read full article


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  • Patrick Edgar

    No matter how much Mercopress polishes its act and tries to not show it's political propagandist agenda, little stories like this one leak its true purpose. No one in the world is precupied any longer with Maradona... But I guess Mercopress couldn't pass this one up, could it?

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Marti Llazo

    Patrick of course is characteristically out of contact with Planet Earth, and Argentina as well. Disgusting drug-addict Maradona has been front-page news in Argentina and elsewhere during the Copa.

    See the world news:

    “With Messi and Maradona in the spotlight, you can’t take your eyes off Argentina at this World Cup”

    “Veja as reações de Maradona à eliminação da Argentina”

    “Diego Maradona é o Keith Richards do futebol”

    'Diego Maradona: “Tengo el caparazón muy duro como para que me maten algunos estúpidos” '

    “El audio en el que Diego Maradona desmiente su muerte y revela una maniobra para sacar a Claudio Chiqui Tapia de la AFA”

    “Diego Maradona armó su propio show en la cancha, y terminó el partido descompuesto”

    and on and on for another thousand or so other notes

    Preposterous Patricio seems to be the intellectual twin of Ridiculous Reekie

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Jack Bauer

    “Maradona told Venezuelan TV that he is not dead”.....I'm sure that is good news...(only) for Maduro.

    Maradona is just a degenerate drug addict and his 'bizarre' antics at the World Cup, despite showing what a pathetic buffoon he is, is almost entertaining.... snoring during the match, jumping like madman, being help down so he doesn't roll over the protective glass fence, and showing his middle finger to the crowds.....a disgusting idiot.

    Jun 30th, 2018 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • arglands

    Ok Jack. You have 24 hrs. Go and sort him out!

    Jul 01st, 2018 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    You obviously believe you are a comedian....might even be, but unfortunately I don't hear the laughter....anyway, thanks for the advice, but just for the record, I don't care whether he gets sorted out or not....on second thoughts, I'll leave that to you, as you presumably live in Argentina.

    Jul 01st, 2018 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arglands

    No mate never been there...never will.
    Used to live in the Falklands...a bit cold and windy but ok.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 02:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Ok, never been to Argieland, used to live in FI.....good for you......yet you seem to sympathize with I right or is it just your comedian streak ?

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 03:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arglands

    No sympathies...was a good player long time ago but now they still parade him as a national hero...just look at him!
    Maybe you misunderstood mate, I was having a laugh. I am an Aussie, live in Thailand and work in Africa.
    Worked for 10 years in the Falklands...I tend to stay out of the never ending debate. For me, just let them people be. Not your cup of tea, just go somewhere else.
    They are doing just fine...Argentina has far worse problems they should focus on.
    Enjoy your day Jack wherever you hail from.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Ok, if you're an Aussie you can't be all bad....I know a few, all good. Whereabouts in Africa ?
    “Hailing” from São Paulo, Brazil.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    If you are going to call yourself Jack Bauer....the 24hr joke is always going to resurface...
    Get a sense of humour Jack....I'll give you 24hrs...

    Arglands...the rest of us knew where you were coming from...;-)

    Jul 03rd, 2018 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arglands

    Mali...a touch hotter than the Falklands :-)
    Only place I've been in Brazil is Rio.

    Jul 03rd, 2018 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “...the 24hr joke is always going to resurface...”
    Absolutely right....but the jokes don't bother me...initially, just seemed that perhaps arglands was defending Maradona....anyway, have to thank you, as I don't know what I'd do without you to open my eyes AFTER he made it clear - to “the rest of us” - he was not...

    Spent quite a bit of time in West Africa (based in Lagos) from 1978 to ’83, (trading). Went to Bamako only once, for a couple of days, and it was hot, though a bit less than the hottest temperature I experienced, which was 51° C in Ouagadougou (B.Faso)...thankfully it cooled off at night…. good experience but some of it hairy.
    If you return to Brazil, I'd suggest you forget Rio...there are far nicer (and safer) places here.

    Jul 03rd, 2018 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arglands

    Bamako is generally off limits for us expats, especially at the moment. We have to travel and charter to the mine through Accra.
    Yes, was not overly impressed by Copacabana. Not sure if I'll ever make it back to's a long way from where I am based now. Was easy enough from the Falklands.

    Jul 04th, 2018 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    At the opposite end of the class spectrum to Maradona, Gareth Southgate showed how it should be done:

    Jul 06th, 2018 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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