As I watched Argentina play Greece today I noticed my boys chuckling at the portly Argentine coach celebrating wildly after a goal.
Nico said while giggling, "who's that chubby guy"? After realizing he wasn't referring to me, it struck me that he just called Diego Maradona chubby. That's not acceptable.
It's true, since his playing days Maradona has battled the bulge (I feel his pain), not to mention a host of other personal problems, but I couldn't let my boys disrespect the second greatest soccer player of all time (Pele is the first). I told my boys of what you are about to see below.
In 1986 Maradona, almost single-handed (there's a story there, ask the English), won the World Cup for Argentina. This goal below is widely considered the greatest World cup goal ever. The Spanish version audio is better, but the video quality of this clip is the best I've seen. I remember watching the goal like it was yesterday.
I told my boys, "We don't call Diego chubby any more...capeesh?"
Here's the Spanish version I alluded to: