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Ex-soccer star Maradona tells Chavez he hates U.S. [I hate it with all my strength," he added....]
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Posted on 08/19/2007 1:46:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ex-soccer star Maradona tells Chavez he hates U.S. Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:21PM EDT

CARACAS (Reuters) - Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona on Sunday said he hates the United States "with all my strength" during an appearance on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's weekly television show.

The leftist soccer legend, like the fiercely anti-U.S. Chavez, is a close ally of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

"I believe in Chavez, I am Chavista ... . Everything Fidel does, everything Chavez does for me is the best (that can be done)," Maradona said, sitting with Chavez on the set of the president's Sunday talk show.

"I hate everything that comes from the United States. I hate it with all my strength," he added to thunderous applause and cheering from the hundreds of Chavez supporters gathered in an auditorium for the show.

Chavez, a self-described socialist revolutionary, is an unrelenting critic of Washington and frequently describes the United States as a decadent empire.

U.S. State Department officials call Chavez a threat to regional democracy and accuse him of using the OPEC nation's oil wealth to meddle in the affairs of neighboring nations.

Maradona, 46, received drug rehabilitation treatment in Cuba following a hospital stay in 2000 linked to cocaine use. In 2005 he launched a television talk show that lasted one season.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: loser; neverheardofhim; punk; snort; soccer; soccersuckup
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must visit the Daily Kos as well........
1 posted on 08/19/2007 1:46:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Never heard of her. ;-)


2 posted on 08/19/2007 1:47:18 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must be running for vice president for life.


3 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:02 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: HitmanLV

I think Maradona is a singer married to some English guy.


4 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:17 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: HitmanLV

That’s just depressing. How many will blindly agree because he was good at sports...and cocaine?


5 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:27 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: SolidWood

Sounds about right.


6 posted on 08/19/2007 1:50:45 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("Lord, give me chastity and temperance, but not now." - St. Augustine)
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To: Sub-Driver

does maradona have man hands too?


7 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:10 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, friends, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.com last time i saw that fat tub of guts... it looked like it took ALL his strength just to stand up straight!!!
8 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Diego, I guess that’s not a milk mustache?


9 posted on 08/19/2007 1:53:35 PM PDT by GBA ( God Bless America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t Maradona play Evita?


10 posted on 08/19/2007 1:56:06 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Yeah,who can ever forget Maradonas “Don’t cry for me Venezuela”?


11 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:03 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Sub-Driver

Well we hate you too Maradona, so FOAD you filthy degenerate pinko sh!tbag.


12 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Chode

yeah the drugs ruined him......in fact I think they damaged his brain cells based upon these comments!


13 posted on 08/19/2007 1:58:40 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maradona and Colin Farrell. Sheesh.

14 posted on 08/19/2007 2:00:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
And this guy wants to lecture the US on decadence?
15 posted on 08/19/2007 2:01:18 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger
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To: Billthedrill

16 posted on 08/19/2007 2:01:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Sub-Driver

It stands to reason because he has been on drugs and a nut case for many, many years. This is the reason he was kicked off his team many years ago.

And no reason for alarm. He has been on Castro’s side for many years once he was given the door.


17 posted on 08/19/2007 2:03:42 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Billthedrill

Ugh... Hollywood is in bed with Third World Communism. LITERALLY.


18 posted on 08/19/2007 2:03:52 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Sub-Driver
For those of you who don't know - diego maradona is one of the most infamous cheats in all of sporting history.

As any english person will tell you - we HATE few people more than we do maradona.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_God_goal Look it up - he will burn in hell - and not just for that, he's a nasty, selfish bastard. I'm not to fond of Argentinians as it goes - they've never got over the beating we gave them.

Put that in your bong and smoke it you fat junkie!

19 posted on 08/19/2007 2:06:08 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Sub-Driver
"I hate envy everything that comes from the United States. I hate envy it with all my strength," Maradona said
20 posted on 08/19/2007 2:12:41 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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