Argentina: Maradona Betrayal and Worship

Brandan compares Maradona's recent donning of a Brazilian football jersey to “Michael Jordan wearing a CCCP warm-up during the Cold War.” Meanwhile, Argentine journalism professor Julian Gallo says that blogger and author Leandro Zanoni has published a book about Diego Maradona's life in the media. In a followup post, Gallo clarifies that “the post … about the launch of the book about Maradona doesn't show any sympathy for its subject.” Then, “according to the emails I received yesterday and the comments so far, the level of fanaticism that many Argentineans have with this ex-football player is shameful.”

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