Argentina just about saved themselves from exiting the World Cup by beating Nigeria with minutes to go but it was Diego Maradona who was up in the stands creating all sorts of headlines.
Maradona was overcome with emotion after Messi found the net in the first half, with the goal prompting the 57-year-old to thank God.
The occasion all seemed to be a bit too much for Maradona at one stage as he even appeared to fall asleep.
Maradona’s reaction to Messi’s goal. Iconic pic.twitter.com/CKHL5f9B4y
— FORÇA BARÇA (@ForcaBarcaEN) June 26, 2018
maradona is sleep ???? pic.twitter.com/MoQgi4FMtD
— jonny ? (@jonnyyb_) June 26, 2018
Prior to the game Maradona was surrounded by many Argentina fans and took the time to interact with them and pose for pictures.
He then did a Robbie Williams and gave the finger in front of millions of TV viewers as he celebrated Argentina’s crucial late winner.
He’s awake… pic.twitter.com/RY6jpKMy78
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 26, 2018
The World Cup winner let all his emotions out as he stormed off his seat to seemingly give the rude sign to fans below him in the stadium.
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