#Maradona - Why His Death Matters

Nov 25, 2020
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Today marks the death of the football legend Maradona.
Here are my thoughts.
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  • Maradona, 100% mala persona, degenerado y sádico . Que en paz descanse

    INGENIERIA SOCIAL ECONOMIA RACIONALINGENIERIA SOCIAL ECONOMIA RACIONAL8 days ago
  • We miss him every Day Diego became a Legend

    gonzalo verdegonzalo verde8 days ago
  • Subtítulos en español por favor!!

    Natalia TurcewiczNatalia Turcewicz8 days ago
  • I'm from Argentina, and I am wondering how two genius like Diego and Ayrton Senna (F1) were so big that, as you say, you can see some ... different touch. Now, you can also see the importance of education and wealth. While Maradona's personal life was a disaster, Ayrton's personal life was full of greatness too. Senna was a strong believer of god, he was from a rich family from Brazil and many times he said that at some point he felt he was out of himself and driving in Monaco was as easy as going through a light tunnel. I don't believe in god, what I do believe is that when you reach such a level of perfection you get the full potential of your energy and senses, we are all humans however not everyone is determined to reach and pass its own potential.

    Carlos Gustavo MerollaCarlos Gustavo Merolla9 days ago
    • @Priscilla Raj It does not change my point.... Both of them where .... outstanding, if F1 is less popular in your country that's another story. People who understand F1 know that Senna was almost a super human, the same as Maradona. Ask a Japanese about Senna... My point is how education helps people to have such an impact without doing what Maradona has done outside the football field.

      Carlos Gustavo MerollaCarlos Gustavo Merolla8 days ago
    • I can't just agree with you here. Maradona's name has gone to the farthest corner of earth. We in Bangladesh grew up with Maradona on our lips. But Sena was merely known to the professional circle and fans, which was big but never comparable to Maradona's. The whole earth for at least two generations have put itself on the head of this great Argentine lion. He carried the burden and yes, sometimes it felt too too heavy on him that he just drifted away.

      Priscilla RajPriscilla Raj8 days ago
  • RIP Diego .. It’s almost one month since you’ve left us but it’s seems like today 💔

    Rusul RaysanRusul Raysan10 days ago
  • Beautiful video. Love from Argentina

    AmyAmy10 days ago
  • Nice opinion :)

    George FarrowsGeorge Farrows10 days ago
  • Russell, hermoso resumen de quien fue Diego Armando Maradona. Saludos desde La Pampa Arg. Russell, a beautiful summary of who Diego Armando Maradona was. Greetings from La Pampa Arg.

    Guillermo Oscar IglesiasGuillermo Oscar Iglesias11 days ago
  • maradona vivirá por siempre

    juan jose cedeño caraballojuan jose cedeño caraballo11 days ago
  • Thank you Russell for sharing your inspiring thoughts on Maradona with us all.

    B ThomasB Thomas11 days ago
  • Te entendí la mitad, pero te quiero

    Ismael FunesIsmael Funes13 days ago
  • Thank u Russell

    Ioannis FoutsitzisIoannis Foutsitzis13 days ago
  • Amazing analysis!

    Andres LazardiAndres Lazardi15 days ago
  • Amazing speech. Wonderful

    amadeo bassiamadeo bassi16 days ago
  • England were crap in 86

    NC2871926NC287192616 days ago
  • We are still in a terrible pain, mouring, aching... Amazing tribute. THANKS, Thank You very much 💙🇦🇷💙

    Nancy SalgueroNancy Salguero16 days ago
  • you are more intelligent than I believed

    Agustin BlockAgustin Block16 days ago
  • El más grande futbolista del mundo! Excelente ejemplo para las próximas generaciones! Que en paz descanse!! Siempre lo recordaremos!.

    Scarlet R. Díaz C.Scarlet R. Díaz C.16 days ago
  • Gracias chabon x tus palabras ! Saludos dsd Bs As.

    Evita Tv!Evita Tv!16 days ago
  • Respect! Love your words!

    Gaston AiutoGaston Aiuto16 days ago
  • Great commentary, I didn't think of all the things you say, it makes me understand better why he was so loved, thank you!!!

    Ari GoldfeldAri Goldfeld17 days ago
  • Gracias totales Russell!!!

    Ignacio VeigaIgnacio Veiga17 days ago
  • Maradona = passionate man. Thats why we love him

    Bonjour a tousBonjour a tous18 days ago
  • This man is a genius. And im not talking about maradona

    emanuel alcarazemanuel alcaraz19 days ago
  • No entendí nada, pero aguante el Diego

    Gaspar AvansattiGaspar Avansatti19 days ago
  • There's something special in him special that clearly goes beyond the football. Champion among normal people, brave among non brave people, paladin of poors against rich people, the weakest and the strongest ever at same time, coherent until his end in good and in bad. I hope to meet him in my next life

    Verona Garda CaliforniaVerona Garda California21 day ago
  • Grazie ❤️

    AurelioAurelio21 day ago
  • Y ya lo ves y ya lo ves el que no salta es un INGLÉS 🎶🎵

    Victor BelgranoVictor Belgrano21 day ago
    • LTA

      Victor BelgranoVictor Belgrano8 days ago
    • Pero este chabon es ingles bobo

      Julio Argentino RocaJulio Argentino Roca8 days ago
  • Amo el olor a pasto. Quiero sentirlo de nuevo... de sus ultimas entrevistas.

    Luisa MontesLuisa Montes21 day ago
  • D10S EXISTE🇦🇷❤⚽️🇭🇷

    CROCOP 1312CROCOP 131221 day ago
  • The god now return to the Real God..Rest in Power Diego..Thank You for the love,art,the history and the passion..Love from Malaysia.

    Apis AbdulApis Abdul21 day ago
  • 🇦🇷😔😣😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    Fausto RodriguezFausto Rodriguez21 day ago
  • Fontanarrosa :i dont care what you did whith your live Diego i care what you did whith mine

    Gabriela Alexandra Ramos MartinezGabriela Alexandra Ramos Martinez21 day ago
  • great words bro ,grettings from argentina

    Ivan Dinesen jensenIvan Dinesen jensen21 day ago
  • Maradona a cheater

    TORK ALPHATORK ALPHA22 days ago
  • What a beautiful tribute to an amazing individual. A very very fitting tribute. I remember watching the final of Mexico 86 in Italy and he had something that transcended boundaries. He influenced me to learn and speak the Spanish language from being a child. He impacted people in the biggest and smallest of ways, but nevertheless he impacted on people. A true true great and I for one will miss him tremendously. His personality, his energy, his passion, his rage, and his love. An absolute tragedy to go so soon, but I think his work was done on this earth. I hope he now finds peace, and gets the help he needs in the arms of God, and I hope he lives every single day from now on as he did that day back in 86. And he died CLEAN!! That is a testament in itself!! Everyone is human and everyone makes mistakes. El pago un precio muy alto por todos sus errores, pero..al fin del dia...LA PELOTA NO SE MANCHA!! Y murio LIMPIO, y finalmente esta liberado de todas los adicciones. Estoy segura q va a dar dos dedos a la gente q le hacian mal, y la gentuza q siempre queria ver lo peor de el. Ahora es la hora pa recordar lo MEJOR. QEPD Diego ❤❤

    Tarith LawrenceTarith Lawrence22 days ago
  • usworlds.info/slow/video/enaAjIaRq6KFgYc

    javier Carpinaccijavier Carpinacci22 days ago
  • 2:32 "sepia-coloured"? Are you mental? That's from only 34 years ago, not 2 centuries ago!

    Blast FromthepastBlast Fromthepast22 days ago
  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Octavio Caruso GuitarraOctavio Caruso Guitarra22 days ago
  • mk-ultra, pobre

    elrevelde3elrevelde322 days ago
  • "we should celebrate those moments of greatness that he alone gave us. A person from an impoverish - basically peasant background - attaining such heights through God-given talent, a talent that ultimately was too big for him to hold"

    Emanuele SozziEmanuele Sozzi23 days ago
  • There was Maradona and Georgie Best. The 2 best players to ever lace up a pair of boots.

    Lorraine GrayLorraine Gray23 days ago
  • There Maradona has it, he is scored by two, Maradona steps on the ball, the genius of world football starts from the right, leaves the third and goes to play for Burruchaga ... Always Maradona! Genius! Genius! Genius! Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta ... Goal ... Goal ... I want to cry! Good God, long live football! Golaaazooo! Diegoooool! Maradona! It is to cry, forgive me ... Maradona, in a memorable run, in the play of all time ... Cosmic kite ... What planet did you come from to leave so many English on the road, so that the country is a clenched fist screaming for Argentina

    JoaquínJoaquín23 days ago
  • Great perspective. Great video!

    Ret LenzRet Lenz23 days ago
  • Good summary of his life and what people feel about him.

    Gustavo A. CaceresGustavo A. Caceres23 days ago
  • Very well expressed, an eloquent point of view that many of us agreed with, but no many can explain it that well. Thank you!.

    ELPLAKELPLAK24 days ago
  • Desde acá bs as Argentina... Gracias.. Para nosotros era mucho más q un jugador..

    Martu AvalosMartu Avalos24 days ago
  • Beautiful words, thanks for this

    Viejo Hombre BlancoViejo Hombre Blanco24 days ago
  • Love this video ❤️❤️

    Andy LorenAndy Loren24 days ago
  • Take a look to de que planeta viniste

    Alejandro CiriglianoAlejandro Cirigliano24 days ago
  • Same with George Best , maradonna said they were the same sort of player

    Nick PendragonNick Pendragon24 days ago
  • sorry, but the best fotballer of all time is Brazilian PELE - also a much better man.

    rublajrublaj24 days ago
  • You ask why it matters: usworlds.info/slow/video/nIOlr5TGeqGedaE So, a famous football comentator die and then Diego walks through the street to arrive to his funeral... There were conflictiv times, like allways, and in Argentina the economic troubles and crisis in the last 80s produce inflation, so unemployment, and cuts to the senior people, the old retired workers. Like everywhere. The well known comentator dies alone with no money because that... So Maradona tires to get there and in his way, people try to touch him like a god, and all this stuff, and some old people tell him to support seniors... But someone stole his hat... and a confusión appears. He tires to find the hat asking who stole to him, bit nothing happends... He is angry ( because allways people takes things from him, he allways males presents to everyone, but this time he was stolen. and that hat was a personal gift... So someone tells 'why are u get mad Maradona?? That s just a hat, make it for the seniors...' So he really get mad and punch with his head to that Man ( he realized that one was the thief ..). Later that, he told one of his mate: 'Coco, didn't you told me it was only 2 blocks..??? Told you we better arrive with car... Before that and interview explaining what happends, telling he is supporting to death to argentinian seniors, and finally arrives to the funeral. In just a few meters he fought for his personal hat, he fight por the limits le his public life, he fight with a no respect guy, literally, fight for seniors people, and fight for a forgotten one... That s why is important. Who didn t betray is not forgotten. RIP Diego.

    Carlos De SantisCarlos De Santis24 days ago
  • Maradona was a great football player and thats it.

    Luciano GugLuciano Gug24 days ago
  • Beautiful words. Cheers from Argentina!

    Matias HzMatias Hz25 days ago
  • This guy had and is having a consciousness awakening very good Russell

    gatourmundialerogatourmundialero25 days ago
  • Wow Russell, i am so thrilled I found your channel. You're like a balm to an anxious heart. Thank you. Merry Christmas, and let's make 2021 filled with so much love for our neighbors, the dickheads can't touch us!

    donna shonedonna shone25 days ago
  • Respect! You are are a wise man Russell! May the universe send infinite blessings to you

    Griselda de NervalGriselda de Nerval25 days ago
  • Me gustaría que conocieras a Charly García antes de su muerte. Es otro de los gigantes que va a desgarrar el corazón de los argentinos cuando le llegue su hora. Es una de los grandes referentes del rock nacional argentino. Un genio.

    AnneDreuxAnneDreux26 days ago
  • Diego fantaseaba con sus goles, que es básicamente lo que Freud dice que hace un creador literario, un poeta, para sublimar su producción artística

    AnneDreuxAnneDreux26 days ago
  • I just saw your video and the truth is exciting as you describe in words ... what Diego Maradona was ... I'm from Argentina ... and the truth is there is a love hate towards the English after the war we are not a warlike country we never were ... but Diego Maradona was a unique talent as Lennon said in an interview he was born out of nowhere to conquer the world ... Diego Armando Maradona the best player in history

    Jorge DJJorge DJ26 days ago
  • Subtitulos por favor

    Rafael PedrosoRafael Pedroso26 days ago
  • Just perfect!! Nothing else to add. Thank you From ARGENTINA

    Maria ArmasMaria Armas26 days ago
  • A good player, no more. Football Is only a game....he achieve nothing for human kind... He was bad to himself. Grown up people!!!!

    Ale PepeAle Pepe26 days ago
  • He had the playing style of messi and zidane in him. But he was a warrior and leader and fearless on the pitch. He Used to get fouled 20 times a game. Carried Argentina and napoli on his back.came back from a broken ankle ankle and won the world cup while haveing addictions. That is not easy respect to the best ever to play the game.

    EdgeEdge26 days ago
  • Well put up thoughts about Diego, he in fact was not the saint that his football playing portrayed, but just another human being trying to get out of normalness and into greatness, and that's what people like me love about him. RIP Maradona.

    Juan RoseroJuan Rosero26 days ago
  • love u 4ever Diego!

    ninio rataninio rata26 days ago
  • R.I.P Diego

    Roberto Torres GuerraRoberto Torres Guerra26 days ago
  • Una palabra: D10S Just one word: God

    Erik ArmandoErik Armando26 days ago
  • We love him for being a human who loved the poors before we loved him as a footballer Diego will be missed. Thanks Russel for the report from libya🖐️

    Jimmy PageJimmy Page26 days ago
  • Dreams are unstoppable

    Bravo JohnnyBravo Johnny27 days ago
  • You can’t buy Diego

    Bravo JohnnyBravo Johnny27 days ago
  • Heimdall LichtbringerHeimdall Lichtbringer27 days ago
  • Russell, thank you very much for your words, it is true we have to remember the greats for their virtues, it has been a complicated year and this broke Argentina's heart, you know how fanatic we are of football, in this country we were born with football and we died with football, have a better year 2021 a hug.

    loco pirataloco pirata27 days ago
  • Oh hell nah

    Lucia EstradaLucia Estrada27 days ago
  • Gracias por tus palabras Russell ❤ saludos desde Argentina 🇦🇷🙏

    Sol SegSol Seg27 days ago
  • Que mal, no sé Ingles 😢😢😢

    Mr. CarpinchoMr. Carpincho28 days ago
  • Loved Maradona he was a pure legand

    Willie DesmondWillie Desmond29 days ago
  • Acá el comentario 🇦🇷 que estabas esperando

    Judith CáceresJudith Cáceres29 days ago
  • Genio !

    Mauricio Julian Fernandez LabouretMauricio Julian Fernandez Labouret29 days ago
  • Very nice your comments ☺️ thank you ! 💙🇦🇷

    CAFAYA1CAFAYA129 days ago
  • Boo hoo you little talker

    Chris JenkinsChris Jenkins29 days ago
  • 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷

    Dai BauzáDai BauzáMonth ago
  • Wow-beautiful words from an English man of the Genious of Maradona.

    x_enomotoFigsx_enomotoFigsMonth ago
  • Thank you in behalf of all Argentinians. He died alone, and calling his death parents... I think he found out at the very end what really matters, until was a bit late... He gave his life to fùtbol but was so lost at personal level. We will mourning him forever.

    Pao CuencaPao CuencaMonth ago
  • lo que lo hizo mas grande no solo fue su juego, sino que de la pobreza absoluta paso a ternerlo todo. Pero en ese pase nunca perdió la humildad, ni olvido sus orígenes, y siempre estuvo del lado de los mas necesitados. Regalo esperanza y eso es lo que nunca le van a perdonar.-

    Nicolas GagliardiNicolas GagliardiMonth ago
  • thank for your speech tribute to Diego, Russell. Saludos desde Rosario, Argentina

    Agustín OrqueraAgustín OrqueraMonth ago
  • Say no More!

    Pablo AlvarezPablo AlvarezMonth ago
  • D10S

    GutyGutyMonth ago
  • Man... Love the accent. It's sublime.

    Nico DaglioNico DaglioMonth ago
  • You give an opinion from someone you clearly don't know. For something, he has accusations of pedophilia, mistreatment of women and links with corruption and drug trafficking. Honestly, what you want is likes and views ... Eat.

    TOORTOORMonth ago
  • I'm from Argentina and this is Diego, people from all over the world, from all walks of life, knew him. Thank you.

    MrChuchixxxMrChuchixxxMonth ago
  • Respecting and loving cheats has put this shithole of a world where it is ! Carry on lovey's 👍👌

    Bob BobbinBob BobbinMonth ago
  • Maradona is GOD

    sebastian Leguizamonsebastian LeguizamonMonth ago
  • este es el mejor comentario ever sobre Maradona .

    Ingrid Beatriz Arias KropffIngrid Beatriz Arias KropffMonth ago
  • Lindas palabras para recordar al Diego, Gracias Russell

    funnytopfunnytopMonth ago
  • Celibacy, fasting , meditation, distilled water and fruitarian diet. The Edenic parable deals with the generative centres on the physical plane. To consume the essence of life in carnal generation leads to a general deterioration of the body. The wages of sin is death. For to be carnally minded is death. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God ( Rom 6:23;8:6,7) Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body: but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body. It is good for a man not to touch a women (1 Cor .6:18, 7:1) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin: for his seed remaineth in him and cannot sin, because he is born of God. There is a sin unto death. (1 John 3:9, 5:16) It can not be too emphatically stated that the carnal generative function exists only in the psychical and physical realms. The abuse of this function is the most terrible of all crimes against the body and the "unpardonable sin" the "sin unto death". It was held by the Ancient Masters that only celibates, who conserve the bodies vital essence and preserve the purity of the mind and body and thereby regain the complete innocence of "little children" ( Mat. 18:3, 19:14) can rise to the higher plane, " the kingdom of heaven" ( Mat.22:30) This vital subject is dealt with in the Edenic parable where man is told that in the day that he eats of the Tree of Life, dying he shall die ( Gen 2:17) "AWAKEN THE WORLD WITHIN" by HILTON HOTEMA 1962 Raise the fire within , please read this book and all 50 books by Hilton hotema

    Chloe BlackwellChloe BlackwellMonth ago
  • Qué dice? Lo podrian traducir

    Mr NobodyMr NobodyMonth ago
  • That was a beautiful tribute to one of the world's greatest.

    Minsky BrownMinsky BrownMonth ago
  • I love you Diego !!! Ever

    Marcelo AlettaMarcelo AlettaMonth ago
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