Hand Of God: Diego Maradona And Peter Reid


Former England midfielder Peter Reid had said he would never forgive Diego Maradona for the ‘Hand of God’ goal which helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup finals.

But when Reid bumped into Maradona while filming at the Argentina legend’s new club in Dubai, they literally kissed and made up. Reid is filmed laughing and joking with Maradona, whose two goals put Sir Bobby Robson’s England side out of the quarter-finals in Mexico.

The former Everton star was one of several players left trailing in the wake of Maradona when he scored his superb second goal and during their exchange Reid jokes that he wants to see his face because he only saw his back in Mexico. The footage from Abu Dhabi Sports TV shows Reid embracing the Argentine and then, when Maradona’s left hand is around his shoulder, he gives it a quick kiss.

Reid told, "It was good to see him and we had a bit of light-hearted banter and a good laugh. I think I look in better shape than he does now anyway! I told him the only mistake I made in my playing career was not catching him and kicking him and I still think that. We had a nice chat and I finished by telling him, through the interpreter, that he still handballed it. And he seemed to accept that."

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