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Maradona should warn us: excusing our sports stars’ bad behaviour has become an Australian pastime

29 November 2020

3:35 PM

29 November 2020

3:35 PM

Last week, I received a blunt text message. “Maradona. Should be a lesson to every child.”  

In other words, a complete waste of a life. 

And a reminder here in Australia we need to remind, remind, remind our youth and hero our past sporting heroes who have NOT let themselves descend into a decayed decadence as the decades pass. 

The person who sent me that text had no idea that an hour before I had given a potted version of Diego Maradona to my three primary school-aged kids, complete with the on-field highs and lows as well as the off-field woes and drug...

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