Argentina Football legend Diego Maradona expressed his joy over Argentina’s win by middle finger salutation to Nigerian fans. A video posted online showed the enigmatic Maradona, who had been expressive throughout the game from his mid-level seat, requiring help to return to the adjoining luxury box.
He reportedly collapsed after the match and had to be helped up out of his seat by paramedics, according to ESPN. He was immediately admitted to a local hospital.
Diego Maradona after the final whistle! pic.twitter.com/uaPZAcaDlH
— golazolive (@golaz0live) June 26, 2018
From the mid-1980s until 2004, Maradona was addicted to cocaine. He allegedly began using the drug in Barcelona in 1983. By the time he was playing for Napoli, he had a regular addiction, which began to interfere with his ability to play football.
Maradona has yet to comment on the incident during yesterday’s match.