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Before There Was Diving, There Was Maradona

After a dreadful display of diving and general play acting at the Camp Nou on Sunday night, the following GIF has taken off on Reddit showing a flash back to a different time. 

Whether it was a better time or not is up for debate. The number of vicious tackles that fly into the Argentinian great in the clip below are disgusting. However, Maradona’s reaction to them is certainly heart warming as the midfield great skips, jumps, falls (when it cannot be helped) and hops back to his feet to continue his attack.

After El Clasico saw Javier Mascherano rolling around after his head was touched, and Pepe screaming in agony after he received brush on the calf, this clip certainly shows a more honest psychology than what we have seen the game evolve into over the past decade or so.



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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.