Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.
Argentine media, including newspaper La Nacion, said Maradona was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave normally shortly afterwards.
In the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico, 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.
A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona.
Earlier, he had been captured by television cameras flicking his middle fingers toward the crowd and celebrating wildly as Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 with the winner coming minutes before the South Americans would have been eliminated from the finals.
The Argentine website of sports broadcaster ESPN said Maradona was taken to hospital. But other Argentine media described the incident as only a scare.
A spokesman for World Cup organizers FIFA said Maradona had left the stadium but could not provide further comment.
A spokesman for Argentina’s football association could not immediately be reached.
Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title, has battled cocaine addiction in the past. In 2015, he underwent a gastric bypass operation.
Leave a Comment…
#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)
Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.
The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.
Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.
— Victoria ekpeti (@Chefcookiee) October 19, 2020
— Chibueze Uchem (@MrUchemChibueze) October 19, 2020
— #SARSMUSTEND🇳🇬❌🇳🇬❌ (@paintaddiict) October 19, 2020
#EndSARS: ‘Our Problem Is That We Lack Fresh Ideas’ – Singer Korede Bello
Nigerian singer, Korede Bello, has shared what he thinks is the problem of Nigerians. The Mavin Records act took to his Twitter page to state that the lack of fresh ideas is the main hindrance to the cherished new Nigeria on everyone’s lips.
According to him, a New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who are willing to see Nigeria in a new light.
His tweet reads:
“Our problem is that we lack fresh ideas and only dwell on recycled & infective ideas to the problems our current leaders may or may not have created. A New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who see or are willing to see Nigeria in a new light”
See his tweet below:
American Actor, Wesley Snipes ‘Blade’ Supports #EndSARS
Hollywood actor, Wesley Snipes, popularly known as ‘Blade’ has lent support to the #EndSARS movement. The American actor took to his Twitter page to simply tweet:
The Florida-born 58-year-old movie star, film producer and author earned the moniker ‘Blade’ for his role as the titular character ‘Blade’ in Marvel’s film trilogy (1998-2004), ‘Blade’.
The most notable movies he has been on till date include ‘New Jack City’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘U.S. Marshals’, ‘The Expendables 3’ and ‘The Player’.
Snipes joins other international celebrities such as Kanye West, Trey Songz, Big Sean, John Boyega, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Baby who have lent their voices to the trending #EndSARS movement.
See Wesley Snipes’ tweet below:
- Entertainment10 hours ago
“Those Inmates In Benin Were Illegally Released By Authorities” – BBNaija’s Tacha Claims
- News Feed13 hours ago
Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo
- National News13 hours ago
BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew
- Education16 hours ago
NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest
- Entertainment14 hours ago
‘Arrest Us Too’ – Genevieve Nnaji Reacts To Arrest Of Protesters In Kano
- Travel13 hours ago
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
- Trending16 hours ago
#EndSARS: FG Should Not Act As If People Trust Them – Seun Kuti
- Entertainment9 hours ago
#EndSARS: ‘We Want To Change Established Systems’ – Singer Bez