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Abuse to Maradona, 58 of Jordan and other sports news

End the week well informed about the most important sports news from Latin America and the world.

Diego Maradona and Michael Jordan

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.