Vastavam web: Maradona and modesty don’t sit well together but the Argentine legend today called himself a “simple footballer” and not the god of football as his admirers watched, joyfully transfixed, his hand at self deprecation.”I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here in Kolkata again,” Maradona said through his interpreter.Maradona handed out cheques worth Rs 10000 each to 11 cancer patients and flagged off an air-conditioned ambulance.
The club, which is famous for its lavish Durga Puja celebrations, was packed to the brim. Many were seen standing on rooftops of the adjoining buildings, making it an electrifying atmosphere.Earlier, an audio-visual of the Argentine legend greeted him at the venue as Maradona arrived with his girlfriend.
Maradona was presented with a uttariyo (traditional scarf) on stage and a gold bracelet by the organisers.The Argentine was originally slated to arrive on September 19, but the trip got postponed several times.