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  • Diego Maradona, technical director of the Sinaloa Dorado soccer team in Mexico defends President Nicolas Maduro during press conference Sunday night. Nov. 2018

    Diego Maradona, technical director of the Sinaloa Dorado soccer team in Mexico defends President Nicolas Maduro during press conference Sunday night. Nov. 2018 | Photo: Reuters

Published 1 April 2019

As technical director of the Sinaloa Dorados soccer team in Mexico, famed former player Diego Maradona dedicates Dorado victory to Maduro, jabs at Trump.

World renowned former Argentine soccer play who brought his team to victory at the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona took a jab at ‘Yankee’ interventionism in Latin America and dedicated the win of his Mexican team to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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"I want to dedicate this triumph to Nicolas Maduro and to all Venezuelans who are suffering. The sheriffs of the world—who are these Yankees?” asked the FIFA Player of the 20th Century Sunday night to the press.

“Just because they have the biggest bombs in the world they think are so much more advanced than us. No, they are not" Maradona declared at a press conference after a soccer match in Mexico that the Dorados de Sinaloa, the team Maradona is the technical director of since September 2018, won 3-2 over the Tampico Madero Sunday night.

"We don’t buy that 'chirolita' they have as president," added Maradona referring to an Argentine vantriloquist puppet famous in the 1970s that resembles United States President Donald Trump and was famous for its rogue, childish personality.

Since January the U.S. and its allies have tried unsuccessfully to replace Presidennt Maduro with the so-called 'interim president' Juan Guiado. 

President Donald Trump began his soft coup attempt against President Nicolas Maduro after taking office in 2017, implementing a growing list of economic sanctions on Venezuela and its people that have cost the government billions. 

Named the best player in the history of the World Cups, Maradona called Maduro a “dear friend” and came out in defense of Maduro when the Venezuelan president faced an assassination attempt last August.

The Argentine denounced the attack on Maduro over social media and that Venezuela "does not surrender." Maradona was a close friend of the deceased leftist presidents Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

When Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was declared victor of last July’s Mexican presidential elections, Marado said: “He finally won the elections in Mexico and the truth is he made us all very happy.”

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