Argentine football legend Maradona says he hopes the “Hand of God” can beat the coronavirus pandemic after fate helped the club he coaches avoid relegation.
Maradona’s La Plata-based Gimnasia side were saved from dropping out of the Argentine top-flight after the league was restructured because of the pandemic.
The 59-year-old famously used his hand to score against England in the 1986 World Cup, labelling the act as the Hand of God.
“This happened to us [Gimnasia] and many people are calling it a new Hand of God,” he said.
“I am asking for that hand to do away with the pandemic so people can get back to living their lives, with health and happiness.”