Argentine extraordinary Diego Maradona said England executed a “stupendous theft” in their World Cup triumph over Colombia and blamed arbitrator Mark Geiger for not being up to such an amusement.
Maradona, infamous in England for his well known ‘Hand of God’ objective at the 1986 competition, said the American authority ought to have punished Harry Kane as opposed to give a punishment for a foul by Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez amid Tuesday’s knockout match
“Today I saw a fantastic burglary on the pitch… a deadly confuse for an entire nation,” he said of the occurrence that put England 1-0 ahead in the second half.
“Here’s a man of honor who chooses, an arbitrator who, in the event that you Google him, shouldn’t be given a match of this greatness… Geiger, an American, what a fortuitous event,” Maradona included his daily World Cup appear for Venezuela-based Telesur telecaster.
Television pictures indicated Maradona uncontrollably observing Colombia’s late equalizer that took Tuesday’s Round of 16 match to 1-1 and additional time. Be that as it may, he was depressed when England won a punishment shootout, bringing them into a quarter-last against Sweden.
The ever-questionable previous World Cup victor additionally blamed Pierluigi Collina, leader of FIFA’s ref board of trustees, for permitting Geiger’s assignment.
“I’m only sad for the entire Colombian individuals,” Maradona said. “I cheered Colombia’s objective as though I had headed it myself.”