He didn’t really say it in these exact words, but looking at what Diego Maradona said about the president of the Russian Federation you can easily be left with the impression that the Argentine considers Putin one of the world’s biggest pacifists of our time.
Putin is a man who can bring peace to many in this world. He’s a phenomenon; simply a phenomenon
Maradona said according to RT, during a visit of his in the country that is currently hosting the Confederations Cup and is to host the World Cup finals in a year from now.
I think that after [Hugo] Chavez and Fidel [Castro], Putin, together with [Daniel] Ortega and Evo [Morales], represent the ‘top league’ of political leaders
the Argentine football legend was also quoted saying.
Maradona shared his opinion on US president Donald Trump as well, not hesitating to call him a cartoon character(!).
For me, he’s more of a comic. He’s like a cartoon to me, if we talk about politics… Every time I see him on TV, I switch the channel
the Argentine said, adding that he fears Trump could lead his country to a war(!), which would be catastrophic for them, since
the US isn’t the county sheriff anymore. We’ll find a gun to match the one they have
Maradona was quoted saying.