Diego Armando Maradona attended one of Silvio Rodriguez’s concerts in the neighbourhoods. Later on, the former football player and the singer-songwriter had a brief and friendly meeting
By Kaloian Santos Cabrera
)Jan. 12) – The neighbourhood of Zamora, in the municipality of Marianao in Havana, became a sort of Mount Olympus on Friday night. Right there, in the dining room of the house of one of the neighbors, two earthly Gods, of flesh and bone, Diego Armando Maradona and Silvio Rodríguez, met.
The God of Football appeared greeting the crowd, who cheered him on, in the first presentation, in 2015, of the Tour of the Neighbourhoods, last Friday. He was accompanied, among others, by Uruguayan journalist and football reporter Víctor Hugo Morales. Diego applauded effusively every song Silvio performed at the concert and later on, in a brief meeting, gave him a heartfelt hug.
They chatted for a few minutes in a very familiar way and agreed to meet again soon. “I’m going to come to Cuba soon to spend a weekend with you, my brother,” he said to Silvio, nicknamed “The Stupid One” after one of his most famous songs, while holding his hands.
Silvio presented Maradona with a book containing the lyrics of his songs and the following dedication: “To Diego Armando Maradona, from a lousy football player who admires him, Silvio.”
Maradona, for his part, presented Silvio with a t-shirt from the De Zurda sports show, which he hosts together with Víctor Hugo Morales and whose second season for Telesur premiered in Havana last night.
Translated by ESTI