Diego Maradona’s arguably the greatest footballer on earth but most certainly, he is hated by the English.

During the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against England, the Argentine legend produced a moment of ‘madness’ where he used his hand to lift the ball over Peter Shilton for Argentina’s first goal. The goal became infamously known as ‘The Hand of God’.

The hand of God

Diego Maradona’s second goal was reminiscent of his footballing prowess; an iconic solo run through England’s entire defence.

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After the match, a lot of England’s players were peeved with him, however, Steve Hodge swapped shirts with the Argentinian wizard after the game.

He said; “I’ve had people knocking on my door non-stop and the phone’s constantly ringing from every TV and radio station, and even foreign stations. It has been uncomfortable and it hasn’t been nice. I have seen articles on the internet and there has been a bit of flak flying around saying I wanted a million or two million and am hawking it around for money”.

Hodge found the rumors that he’s trying to rake in some millions by selling the shirt to be very disrespectful and revealed that the shirt is not for sale!

Steve Hodge with Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ shirt

Hodge said; “I have had it for 34 years and have never once tried to sell it. I like having it. It has incredible sentimental value. It’s not for sale. I am not trying t sell it”.

The shirt has been reportedly valued at $2 million.

Source: ab-tc.com

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