MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY) – Diego Armando Maradona under accusation.
Edgardo Codesal, referee of the final of the World Cup Italy '90 , defined the Argentine as "one of the worst people ever seen".
And the Mexican referee of Uruguayan origin has seen many footballers since he has had a very long career.
Codesal explained the reasons for this attack on Maradona through the following statements reported by gazzetta.it.
"I should have expelled Maradona before the final of Italy '90 , at the national anthems, for that insult to the whole stadium (the famous sons of p … to the Italians who whistled for having eliminated the blues in the semifinal).
I tried to calm him down, I was also sorry that the Argentine hymn was whistling but I said to him: 'you are the greatest player in the world, don't think about it and play and you will see that you will remove this plug'.
But he didn't understand, and muttered other insults …
I saw him do stratospheric things on the pitch, in the match with Russia he entered despite having an ankle swollen like a ball but he was the best on the pitch and decided the match.
In the semi-final of 86 with Belgium as the fourth man I saw him drag the team, not only with the bets: he was a leader, and his bets were incredible.
As a footballer, maximum admiration.
But as a person, he's one of the worst I've ever met in my life: an unpleasant person. "
Source: Blitz Quotidiano