Long after his exploits, his legend ran through the arteries of Buenos Aires and elsewhere.
It was “El Diez” (the 10th), this number stuck on the back of a conductor who electrified the game to the frenzied rhythm of a balloon caressed by a silky left foot.
There is even an affectionate contraction “D10S”, pun between Dios (God) and 10 saying Argentinian idolatry for Diego Maradona.
Tuesday, November 3, the one who had just celebrated his 60th birthday had emergency brain surgery (subdural hematoma).
Caught up in the dark flow of time.
Argentina had lived to the rhythms of medical statements holding its breath for the one who in 2000, then in 2004, had been the victim of heart attacks which had already suggested the worst.
Then Diego Maradona had regained his strength and resumed the course of a chaotic life ...
Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
On the ground, as in life, black angel, he was elusive, uncontrollable.
He loved the light.
Natural and artificial.
It was the day.
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