Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia De La Plata side have been saved from relegation by what is being dubbed “the second hand of God.”
However, the Argentine Football Federation announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic they were taking some drastic measures to ensure football’s survival.
Most significantly to Maradona and his team, they are suspending all relegations not only for this season but also for the next.
The man himself was unusually humble in light of the circumstances.
Speaking to Clarin following the news he said:
“Today we had this and many say that it is a new hand of God.”
“But today I ask that hand to end this pandemic and the people can live their lives again, healthy and happy.”
“I want to make it very clear that we did not celebrate the suspension of the tournament nor the elimination of the descents.”
The World Cup winner insists his team could have and would have preferred to have taken care of the matter on the field of play.
“We wanted to get off the pitch. We and the people celebrated the work done, the path we traveled.”
“We were convinced with the boys and the Galician that we were saved on the court. It is not the end that we would have wanted but this is an award for the group that was killed on a daily basis for giving joy to the people of Gimnasia”.