Diego Maradona Documentary Is Free To Watch In The UK And The First Clip Is Essential Viewing
Diego Maradona's documentary has been made free to watch in the UK following his tragic death and the very first clip proves it is a work of art.
The footballing world has mourned the loss of a legend who captured everyone's imagination on and off the pitch.
Asif Kapadia's 2019 documentary 'Diego Maradona' offers an insight into the midfielder and he announced on Twitter fans can watch on Channel 4's 'All 4' streaming network free of charge.
Heads up: if you're in the U.K. or if you have access to @All4 (@Channel4) you can watch @MaradonaMovie for free https://t.co/rTtU4dr9nj...
The man, myth, genius, cheat, the golden boy who became a God, the 1 & only #DiegoMaradona there will never be another like #Diego #Maradona
- asifkapadia (@asifkapadia) November 26, 2020
The first clip shows Maradona signing for Serie A side Napoli in 1984 and the deafening roar inside the Stadio San Paolo is unlike anything you've heard before.
Journalists are piled on top of each other in the press room and a member of staff informs them to not get too close as chants of 'Diego' echo outside.
Maradona had become one with the city of Naples and the people accepted him as one of their own.
The film's synopsis reads: "On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose.
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"The world's most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.
"Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price...
"Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became a prisoner of the city.
"The third film from the Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive with the full support of the man himself."
Maradona won two Serie A titles and a UEFA cup in his seven years at Napoli before leaving in 1991.
The club would go on to retire his number 10 shirt number and are now in the process of renaming their stadium to 'Diego Armando Maradona-Sao Paolo Stadium'.
Featured Image Credit: Asif Kapadia
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