The daughter of football hero Diego Maradona claims that her father’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt, which is up for auction, is not the one he wore during his historic goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.
The jersey being auctioned off was supposedly worn by the famed No. 10 when he scored his memorable “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. After the game, England’s Steve Hodge was the lucky player who switched jerseys with the Argentine great. Former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham and Aston Villa midfielder Hodge have auctioned off the shirt, which is projected to bring four million pounds (USD5m).
However, Maradona’s family has now claimed that the shirt he wore during the second half of a memorable game in Mexico is really in the property of someone else.
It’s not the jersey her father wore in the second half. She stated that Hodge does not have it and that she knows someone who does. Goal.com cited Diego Maradona’s daughter, Dalma, as stating, “She doesn’t want to reveal who has it since that’s weird.”
It’s our word vs the other ex-player. I don’t believe he needs the money until he auctions it off for a good cause. The Argentine Football Association should buy it, according to Maradona’s ex-wife, Claudia Villafane.
On November 25, 2020, Diego Maradona died. He was 60 years old when he died.