Diego Maradona working on Her Majesty’s Service
Argentine football great Diego Maradona is about as unlikely a representative for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom as they come.
But the infamous creator of the Hand of God, which downed England in 1986, has announced he will be taking on a new role: as the figurehead of a British monarchy-backed organisation to help young children.
Maradona confirmed through a video released on Monday that he would take on the role of Latin American director for the non-governmental organisation, and he took the chance to thank the Queen for offering him the job.
“I would like to say hello to the Queen and the British Parliament, and tell them I whole-heartedly accept the nomination they have given me for the Latin America foundation,” Maradona said. “This is the perfect gift as I turn 55.”
“After so much struggle, you are giving me true justice that I imagined, the justice I wanted. Relax because the kids of Latin America are going to be fine with me and I am extremely grateful for the trust you have placed in me,” he explained.
“I am honest, and corrupt people have no place with me. I want the best for the kids, we are going to make them smile all together and that will be our reward.
“Here there will be no corruption, I can assure you. A big embrace for all parliament and my respect to Her Majesty, the Queen.”