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Maradona attacks Pele, compares himself to Bono

The ex-Argentina boss has criticised the Brazilian legend, after he called himself the “Beethoven” of football.

Maradona has criticised Pele for the umpteenth time.
Maradona has criticised Pele for the umpteenth time.

DIEGO MARADONA HAS continued his war of words with fellow great Pele, calling himself more passionate about football than the Brazil legend.

Pele recently told FIFA.com: “I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michelangelo was born to paint.”

Maradona, however, fired back at the comments with a few of his own, referring to himself as a ‘rock star’ of the game.

“If Pele thinks he’s the Beethoven of football then I’m Ron Wood, Keith Richards and the Bono of football, because I have so much passion,” the Argentine World Cup winner told reporters.

Maradona went on to stir the pot further, remarking that Pele needed to make sure he was taking the right medication before making any statements.

“Pele has said he’s the Beethoven of football,” he continued. “I’ve never heard any Beethoven music in a match, so as I’ve told you before, anytime he takes the wrong pill he comes up with a crazy statement.

“Pele may have taken the morning pills at night time, so he should make sure he takes the right pills.

“In fact it would be better if he changed his doctor.”

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