Diego’s Kit Men went shopping in Glasgow this week ahead of last night’s game to buy their Gaffa some boots for training. So it’s not only the Kazaks (previous Ransacker Boot Wars Blunder) that need to source their boots locally!
The Argentina backroom boys bought football boots for their superstar manager at Greaves Sports in Gordon Street as the squad prepared to take on Scotland.
Shop assistant Rory Maclean, who served the South Americans, said they had a chat and banter with them about the Hampden game.
Rory, 20, said: “They were looking for size seven-and-a half boots and I asked who they were for. The translator told us they were for Maradona”.
“We sold them a pair of navy Adidas Adipure boots.”
Maradona was pictured wearing the boots during a training session at Celtic Park on Monday afternoon (see image). Rory added: “Once they had gone one of them came back with the translator and thanked us. He told us they travel all over the world. We always have a good chat with whoever comes in – the Argentinians were laughing when we suggested they might be in trouble at Hampden”.
Had it not been for Maxi Rodriguez’s strike they may well have been! Check out this video. You have to love the South American commentators enthusiasm for a Gooooooooaaaaaaaaalllllllll!
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