Maradona: John Terry was an excuse to fire Capello

SINSHEIM, GERMANY - MAY 29: Diego Maradona watches the international friendly charity match between Germany and Uruguay on May 29, 2011 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Bongarts/Getty Images)

DIego Maradona has never really been the epitome of intelligence, but today he's come out with some quotes that that are pretty much laughable. After doing an absolutely abysmal job as the manager of the Argentinian national side Maradona has now moved on to the greener* pastures of the UAE. Nevertheless, Maradona had to give us his two cents on the John Terry situation which eventually led to the resignation of Fabio Capello:

*Is the money in Dubai actually green?

As far as the situation with Capello is concerned, what we heard initially was about Terry. This is what the English FA was saying. But of course, this is not the real reason. It is clear the FA was looking to fire him. They wanted an excuse to do that. They weren’t happy with his performance. Any coach who doesn’t perform at the level expected, especially at the World Cup, is one whom they immediately look to replace.

I really enjoyed watching Maradona the player. He was truly a joy to watch, and easily one of the all time greats in the game. Watching (or listening to) Maradona the manager is pretty much like watching this. It's mildly amusing at first glance, but in the end there's nothing really intelligent to gain by doing so. It's probably worth pointing out for Mr. Maradona that Capello was not fired by the FA, but rather that he made the decision to resign. Silly facts though, they always screw up a good conspiracy theory.

This Capello situation is going to be the new flavor of the month for the English press for the foreseeable future, so I guess I should just resign myself to reading further idiocy of this nature. It would be nice if former players just stayed out of it though, as Maradona has just further proved that they really have nothing remotely intelligent to add to the discussion. The Terry situation is what it is. The FA hasn't handled it very well, much like they manage to handle nearly everything as poorly as possible. It's not a conspiracy, they just suck at their job.

Remember kids...cocaine is a hell of a drug.

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