Sad State Of Affairs For A Legend
Diego Maradona. Are you of an age that you can remember the Argentinian playing in real time? If not have a look at this. If you can, have a look at this anyway. He was the Messi of his time.
Fast forward to 2018 and you will find the World Cup winnier at the centre of a story that on one level is a bit sad and on another a reminder of the dangers of appearing on a live mike when......hall we say you are not yourself?
One of the worlds greatest ever soccer players sadly is an internet sensation after the Argentine star's latest appearance on ESPN.
You could be forgiven for thinking the former world cup winner was dragged in front of the cameras after being spotted in the crowd and enjoying corporate hospitality.
But he is in fact manager of Dorados who had just suffered a 1 nil defeat by Juarez in the Mexican league.
Diego left Mexican TV pundits flummoxed live on air, when asked his thoughts about the country's level of football.
The broadcasters were eager to extract wisdom from the football legend in the aftermath of Dorados' defeat by Juarez.
Maradona took over as the manager of Dorados this season, and has been getting to grips with the nation's way of football.
The pundits asked Diego who has been increasingly erratic in his behaviour in recent times, just what he makes of the MX League, but got surprisingly little response.
Despite having coached in the division for a brief while, Maradona met the question with an almost puzzled expression.
The superstar appeared lost in thought, staring into space while gently shaking his head.
Both pundits waited, and waited, as the TV cameras continued their live coverage, in the hope of a nugget of expertise from the maestro himself.
The length it took Maradona to come up with any form of answer was the textbook definition of awkward, with the clip itself soon going viral online as a result.
Maradona's time in Mexico has already been eventful, with Dorados booking a spot in the semi-final of the Ascenso MX. A 1-0 win was enough for Maradona's side, and later he could be seen at the centre of the dressing room at the final whistle, leading the songs as the Dorados players celebrated the achievement.
It was only as recent as September that Maradona, now 58, decided to take over at the helm of the Mexican second division club.
However this is just sad.