Legendary Argentinian footballer, Diego Maradona, has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a ‘phenomenon’ who can bring peace to many in the world, while US leader Donald Trump is a ‘cartoon character’, who can’t be treated seriously, according to him.
The controversial football legend made the remarks while speaking to journalists in Moscow on Friday.
According to him, “I think that after Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, Putin – together with [Ariel] Ortega and Evo [Morales], represent the ‘top league” of political leaders.
“He’s like a cartoon to me, if we talk about politics… Every time I see him on TV, I switch the channel,” he added.
“The right is stronger now. The right has more money. They can buy a lot of things. And I’m outraged because of it – as under previous presidents, the people at least had food, but now in Argentina, there are people who are starving. It’s sad. Very sad. And it’s not only Argentina. Brazil, as well,” he said.