Argentine former soccer star and host of "De La Mano Del Diez," teleSUR's Russia 2018 World Cup show, Diego Armando Maradona met with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday.
In the short meeting, Maradona expressed to Abbas his sympathy with the Palestinian people's cause, as both embraced each other for a hug. "This man wants peace in Palestine. President Abbas has a country and has a right,” expressed Maradona on his Instagram account, adding "I am Palestinian."
Abbas complimented Maradona and presented him with a gift, a painting of a dove carrying an olive branch.
During Sunday's final episode of teleSUR's "De La Mano Del Diez" Russia World Cup show, hosted by Uruguayan journalist Victor Hugo Morales and Maradona, the World Champion dedicated a few words to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
"We did what was asked of us by the people, and what the heart dictates," the Argentine said.
"We cannot be bought, we are lefties on the feet, we are lefties on the hands, and we are lefties on the mind. That has to be known by the people, that we say the truth, that we want equality, and that we don't want the Yankee flag planted on us," said Maradona as a closure to its show.
The Venezuelan leader expressed that both he and his country are very fond of "Pelusa" (Maradona).
"I always have great memories of you, in my heart," Maduro said to the soccer legend and congratulated both hosts on the success of the show.