Why Maradona Is God — And Messi Isn’t

Maradona was everything but an easy character, but the sports legend represents so much more for Argentinians.

A mural with Diego Maradona balancing a football on his head.
Photo by Jack Hunter on Unsplash

Somewhere around 2013, I was at the gym, finishing my workout on the treadmill, when I glanced at the door and saw a short, chubby man walk in the door, followed by a bleach-blond woman 30 years younger and a personal…