End the week well informed about the most important sports news from Latin America and the world.
These were the most relevant sports news of this week. Photos: Reuters, Steve Lipofsky-Basketballphoto.com
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Leer en español: Maltratos a Maradona, 58 de Jordan y otras noticias deportivas
COVID took away an Argentine soccer legend
Retired Argentine forward Leopoldo Jacinto Luque died on Monday of this week. A member of his country's national team, Luque won the 1978 World Cup. The death of “El Pulpo” joins that of other greats of Argentine soccer in recent months such as Maradona and Alejandro Sabella.
Qué pena grande la muerte de Leopoldo Luque. Aquel 9 de Unión de Santa Fe, River y la Selección Argentina. Crack que ayudó mucho a ganar la Copa del Mundo de 1978. Se lo extrañará.— Alejandro Fabbri (@ale_fabbri) February 15, 2021
Micheal Jordan, 58 years of a legend
The one who is possibly the best basketball player of all time turned 58 this Wednesday. 6-time NBA champion, 5-time regular-season MVP, and 14-time All-Star, Jordan is one of those transcendental athletes whose name became synonymous with the sport.
In recent days, he also made headlines for donating $ 10 million to open a pair of medical clinics in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Feliz Cumpleaños al mejor de la historia, al "The G.O.A.T"...Michael Jordan pic.twitter.com/ywElmK18ls— Capricorniano (@ttito96) February 17, 2021
Red hot the controversy over Messi's monumental contract
In February one of the biggest news was about the leak of the monumental contract that Lionel Messi has with Barcelona. This week, a further fire was added to the controversy when Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented in an interview that “I laughed when I saw his salary. I can only congratulate you for achieving such an astronomical contract "
The contract of almost 555 million euros continues to be talked about in the world of football, particularly in times of pandemic where exorbitant salaries like this have been put under the microscope.
“El problema del fútbol es a largo plazo. Inició con la Ley Bosman. En los últimos años todos gastamos demasiado en jugadores y agentes, hasta que el COVID nos llevó a un modelo racional. Espero que se mantenga. Quizás sea el momento del tope salarial".— VarskySports (@VarskySports) February 16, 2021
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. pic.twitter.com/QeAc9EWS2N
The news about the bad treatment of Maradona continues
It seems that the Argentine soccer legend received very bad treatment during his last days. Almost daily, new news is leaking out that paints a picture of a man who was not being cared for properly.
In statements from one of the caretakers of his house nicknamed "Monona" it was learned that Diego was given sleeping pills along with beer so that he "would not screw" by some of the custodians of his house.
There have also been statements from Diego's psychopedagogue about the state of his home. She confessed that her house was "always a mess" and that it was not in a proper state of cleanliness for a man as sick as him.