The true believers all 120,000 will be praying for their prophet today as he takes on Scotland. Jonathan Franklin gives us a vivid insight into the Church of Maradona. They are a cult joined in their passion for El Diego. They even have their 10 Commandments.
1. The ball is never soiled.
2. Love football above all else.
3. Declare unconditional love for Diego and the beauty of football.
4. Defend the Argentina shirt.
5. Spread the news of Diego’s miracles throughout the universe.
6. Honour the temples where he played and his sacred shirts.
7. Don’t proclaim Diego as a member of any single team.
8. Preach and spread the principles of the Church of Maradona.
9. Make Diego your middle name.
10. Name your first son Diego.