Church of Maradona: When people start worshipping athletes too much

Diego Maradona (born 30 October 1960) is a retired football (soccer) player from Argentina. In his prime, he was one of the best footballers of all time and as such is still a celebrated figure, especially in his native country Argentina.However, a few fans took their admiration a step further and founded  the Iglesia Maradonia (Church of Maradona). Today, this semi-religious movement has over 120,000 followers and even it’s own commandments. One of the commandments is: Name your first born son Diego.

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By Armando Tovar from Mexico City, MX (Maradona) [CC BY 2.0 (, GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons