Doom and Gloom
Happy Birthday, Diego! / Feliz Cumple, Diego!
After a brilliant Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate at El Monumental in Buenos Aires this past weekend, it only seems natural to keep the love in Argentina going strong. Today is all about El Diego, Señor Maradona, the man with the hand of god (La Mano de Dios), who turns 52. Messi’s son is expected to be born any day now, and we can only hope the tradition of Argentine brilliance in the form of the prolific #10 camiseta lives for another generation. Even if Messi Jr turns out to be a magician with the ball at his feet, it’s safe to say there will never be a player, or a man, quite like Diego.
“Si yo fuera Maradona, nunca me equivocaría…”
October 21, 1986
Ilustración de Bea Crespo.