Diego Maradona wants to find out who spread rumours of his death

first_imgDiego Maradona is offering USD 10,000 award to anyone who helps him identify the person who spread the rumour that the football legend passed away after Argentina vs Nigeria match on Tuesday.The fear of Maradona’s well-being arose after the former footballer had to be helped from his seat after Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 to qualify for the knockouts.In the video posted on Twitter, a man can be seen helping Maradona to stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room.Maradona stable after needing medical attention at #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/tf0XIPRh72The Sportz Zone (@SportzGlobal) June 27, 2018The death rumour was then spread by a WhatsApp voice message. The message claimed that Maradona was admitted to a hospital after the match and had died of cardiac arrest.”I gave instructions to make public the decision to offer a reward of 300,000 pesos (around $10,000) to anyone who can provide true and accurate information about the author of the audios,” Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla told Argentina’s Clarin daily.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMaradona, however, after the match clarified that he was perfectly fine.”I’m perfect. I’ve never been better,” he told reporters.”I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not, neither was I interned,” Maradona posted on Instagram.”In the halftime of the game against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a decompensation. I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave? I send a kiss to everyone, thanks for the support!”advertisementHis lawyer cleared to the media that Maradona’s poor health was a result of “a spike” in blood pressure.”It’s a subject that at one time alarmed him. It’s no secret how he lives through a game. How he lived them as a player is how he lives them as a fan.”ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULEHe also shared the doctors had advised Maradona to not stay for the second half of the match.”The doctors told him to rest, not to stay for the second half of the Argentina-Nigeria match, but asking that of Maradona is like asking a son not to love his mother.””For Diego, the team is Dona Tota (his mother), and he will never let her on her own,” he said.last_img read more