Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas asked FIFA to remove jersey number 10 from the game in honor of the great Argentine Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
Maradona was considered one of the greatest players of all time, and fans in Argentina referred to him as’ El Dios’, which means’ El Dios’, but it is also a pun on his number 10 jersey, ‘ The ten. ‘
Maradona’s former club Napoli have not worn the number 10 jersey since 2000 as a show of respect for the player who led them to various trophies and Villas-Boas said FIFA, the world soccer body, should also pay tribute by withdrawing the number.
“Maradona, yes, it is bad news, I would like FIFA to withdraw the number 10 jersey in all competitions, for all teams,” Villas-Boas told reporters after Marseille’s 2-0 defeat in the Champions League. League against Porto.
“It would be the best tribute we could pay him. It is an incredible loss for the world of soccer ”.
FIFA has previously said that it would not allow Argentina to do without the number.