When the Pumas take to the field on Saturday they will have one more reason to be inspired. Diego Armando Maradona’s death on Wednesday reached every corner of the planet and Sydney was no exception. The identification of the world jaguares rugby jersey soccer star with the blue and white is such that it exceeds soccer. Against the All Blacks, the Argentine rugby team will also play for him.
Maradona was a great fan of the Argentine jersey, no matter what sport. His connection to rugby was manifested more openly during the 2015 World Cup in England, when he witnessed the match against Tonga at the Leicester City stadium. When he appeared at the stadium shortly into the game, the spectacle took a back seat and all eyes turned to him.
He vibrated with the tries of Santiago Cordero and fluttered the shirt in the box next to Agustín Pichot. Then he went through the dressing room where he sang and jumped with the players. “We are going to try to remember him as best as possible on the court representing these colors,” Mario Ledesma said at the press conference on Thursday morning, where all questions from foreign media pointed to the memory of 10.
“He is a great figure in our country and represents a lot of how Argentines are,” continued Ledesma. He was an example of how you should play for the jersey and to be honest he was passionate about all the teams: tennis, hockey, rugby, soccer. Where there was an Argentine jersey he was there and united the Argentines, which is something difficult to achieve between people who think differently. “