Maradona secretly helped Venezuela with food supplies

Argentine footballer Diego Maradona helped the Venezuelan government with food supplies. This was told by the President of the Republic Nicolas Maduro on November 26.

“Maradona has helped us in a number of secret operations to deliver food to the people of Venezuela. Today I can tell about it,” he said in a speech broadcast on Maduro’s Twitter page.

Earlier, Maduro called Maradona a friend of Venezuela.

Venezuela has been in economic and political crisis for several years. Last January, against the backdrop of protests, opposition leader Juan Guaydo proclaimed himself head of state. At the same time, sanctions against the Maduro administration were imposed by the U.S. and the European Union.

The death of 60-year-old Maradona became known on November 25. The athlete died of a heart attack in a house in the San Andrés district of Tigre, where he was recovering from surgery.

The Argentine authorities declared three days of mourning for the death of the ex-football player. UEFA decided to start the Champions League and Europa League matches with a minute of silence. Three times world soccer champion Pele, commenting on the death of Maradona, expressed confidence that one day they would play soccer “in heaven” together.

Diego Maradona was born in 1960 in Buenos Aires. He played 91 matches and scored 34 goals in the national soccer team of Argentina. He is the 1986 World Champion. Then Maradona’s fame brought a goal to the gates of England, scored with his hand. The arbitrator has not recorded any violations of the rules. This goal caused a fight in the stands. After the game Maradona said: “I did not touch the ball, it was the hand of God.”