earlier this week at the world cup, argentina passed to the round of 16 (the spanish expression octavos de final doesn’t directly translate to english) thanks to a dramatic victory over nigeria. but not all the action was on the field.
diego maradona coaching lionel messi
argentina football great diego maradona made headlines from the stands (where the public sits). this headline is from the sun
Diego Maradona warned not to ‘end up like Elvis’ and die young following shock antics during Argentina clash at World Cup
and it had this strapline under it
argentine hero is urged by norway legend jan age fjortoft to stay as the king of football – rather than follow the king of rock
Maradona fulfilled all the roles of a drunk uncle last night. The dance with a random auntie, the falling asleep randomly even with loud noise around, the swearing at everyone, the emotional tears, having a sober sidekick who kept stressing about him…👌🏾 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/PNBfp9Jkog
— Lesego Semenya (@LesDaChef) June 27, 2018
behave is how maradona was acting. gathering is when people get together. fulfill means do. role is style or action. auntie can be the wife of an uncle, or just an older lady. random auntie means unknown. randomly falling asleep means sporadically, unplanned. sidekick means a person who accompanied maradona and was probably less of a vip.
harry potter and his sidekicks hermione and weasley
the article, written by oliver harvey, reported that diego tried to
explain away his erratic behaviour on a white wine binge.
sometimes, a glass of wine can turn into a binge
the most widely publicized maradona moment was when he
topped off his shambolic evening on tuesday by flipping a two-handed bird from his executive box.
top off means finish. shambolic is a british word that means disorderly, messy. flipping the bird is the same as giving the finger.
robbie williams is now the second most famous example of flipping the bird at the 2018 world cup.
in his defense, maradona’s former agent jon smith told bbc radio 5 live
diego is a really high-energy guy and has always been that way. he quite enjoys being a parody of himself at times. i understand why people criticise him but in his heart he’s a warm, caring guy. i just hope he one day doesn’t do something stupidly excessive and something silly happens. he’s an embodiment of living life.
in this description, quite means really. criticise with an s is another british spelling. in the u.s., a z replaces the s. silly is stupid or foolish but smith probably means something more serious or dangerous. embodiment means representation.
when your drunk uncle wants u to dance with him
what is your opinion on diego maradona? are his antics excused by his legendary status or are they a distraction and an embarrassment for argentina’s current team? both? another perspective? share your opinion under leave a reply
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