Who is Like Diego Armando Maradona?

Dec 02, 2020

Last week, the devastating news broke, Diego Maradona, one of the greatest football legends in the game, died while resting at his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For Argentinians, Maradona was a national hero and, for some, a god. For a cadre of football stars around the world, Maradona was some to be emulated for his on the field skills and abilities and accomplishments. Yet, for many controversy stirred around the person of Diego Armando Maradona and his life — with his almost Jekyll and Hyde personality.

The comments of Diego’s personal trainer, Fernando Signorini, were an inspiration and springboard for today’s episode. In the 2019 documentary, Diego Maradona, by Asif Kapadia, Signorini is quoted as saying:

“For Diego, I would go to the end of the world…But with Maradona, I would’t take a step.”

Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, I compare and contrast Diego’s life with the life and story of another Biblical figure and in the subsequent reflection, I share two lessons to be learned from looking at both of these people’s lives (you’ll have to listen to learn who the Biblical person is).

Scripture references from today’s episode include:

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

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