Diego Armando Maradona interviews Roberto Gómez Bolaños in his television program « La noche del 10 » (Free Press Photo: YouTube)
It was in 2005. The former soccer player interviewed the prominent Mexican comedian, creator of memorable characters such as “El Chavo del 8” and “El Chapulín Colorado”, on a night in which they exchanged praise, t-shirts and opinions about soccer, politics and life.
« Chespirito » arrived at the recording studio of Maradona’s program and was immediately received with an extensive ovation, applause and even a choreography of children characterized as « El Chavo del 8 ».
“You are my idol, teacher. You are my true idol « , said Maradona when greeting Gómez Bolaños, who replied: » And mine is Maradona. I have never enjoyed football games so much, which I love, as the ones Maradona gave while hitting the grass and the ball ”.
During the conversation, the soccer star told the Mexican that he was a great follower of his program and that even in turbulent and confused moments in his life it served to appease his emotions.
“I cry with laughter at his humor and it makes me very good to see him. I had very bad times in my life, but when I saw Chavo it was like I relaxed, like a great tranquility entered me, « said the world champion with Argentina in 1986.
Maradona added that Bolaños’ shows are famous for their white, healthy humor and that they do not attack anyone, which is why they have a positive effect on society.
The creator of Chespirito returned the compliment and stated that « he -Maradona- knows how to do things. »
« Maradona heads all that legion of great players, he has been the best, » continued Gómez Bolaños.
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Later in the conversation they recalled the occasion when América, a team that Bolaños was a follower of, beat Club Atlético Boca Juniors, a squad in the Maradona militia. The match was in Mexico, although the Aztec team was finally eliminated from the cup.
A unique request
The Argentine television host, Martín Matías, confirmed Maradona’s taste for the content created by Gómez Bolaños when he recalled a strange request that the former soccer player made to the producers of the program “Fugitives”, in exchange for an interview.
According to the communicator, the soccer star asked that all seasons of « El Chavo del 8 » be provided in VHS format, since he had planned to travel to Cuba and the program was not broadcast on the island.
According to Matías, Maradona desperately wanted the entire series to enjoy during his recovery process in Cuba.
Diego Armando Maradona passed away on Wednesday November 25 last and in his 60 years of life he left a large number of anecdotes inside and outside the chanch