D’Elia and Calamaro came to the Maradona’s defense
The trade union leader Luis D’Elia came to the defense of the Argentine coach “because he is a rebel and he will never submit to the canons of imperialism and its lackeys.” Also the singer Andrés Calamaro and the National Deputy Edgardo Depetri defended the number Ten.
In a statement, D’Elia compared Maradona’s words with those of Senator Carlos Reutemann, when a few weeks ago, talking about his candidacy, he said he could “stick right up their arse”.
“I didn’t hear anyone from the media complain about Reutemann’s statements.” Of course: Reutemann is white, he’s got money, and he’s a powerful soldier,” he reasoned.
“However, Diego is banned to say “suck me” to those who slandered him over the weeks just because he’s a chav, he comes from a poor background, and especially because he is a rebel, and he will never bend to the canons of imperialism and its lackeys.”
The picketer leader said the journalists were a “brood of vipers” who “see the speck in their neighbour’s eye and not in their own”.
He concluded: “Just in case, I make clear that for me black and white isn’t to do with skin colour but with people’s behaviour. Without doubt, Pele was always white and Eva Peron was always black”.
Deputy Depetri said: “Diego Maradona has always chose to be on the people’s side and that’s what those who want to impose their power don’t forgive him for.”
By the end, the musician Andres Calamaro, used his poetry to defend his friend through his blog: “Thanks Diego! Your people, whom you gave so much, wanted to see you dead. It’s hard to believe that many expected Argentina to be out of the World up for the pleasure of seeing the greatest heroe of football defeated. I don’t know what causes that kind of lame reaction, I don’t understand why the country isn’t celebrating, why are we not hearing horns and firecrackers.”
“Let’s never use the first person again when we say “we win”, nothing. We’re sick. Surely destiny will do its part and the national team will rock in South Africa, Messi will shine, and Riquelme will be back. Dear Diego, we don’t deserve you…”
“Thanks to you we qualified and the people have to shut up. Piazolla would say that the same happened to him, also San Martin… Heroes of a nation bereft of gratitude.”