- Diego Maradona is renowned for his handball goal that helped Argentina dump England out of 1986 World Cup which he infamously branded as the hand of God
- Maradona's club Gimansia was recently saved from relegation with many attributing it to another 'hand of God' moment
- But the 57-year-old says he wishes a ‘Hand of God’ would help bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic rather than save his club from relegation
Football legend Diego Maradona has prayed for God's divine intervention to help end coronavirus pandemic.
For more than three months now, COVID-19 has caused unprecedented suffering globally after nearly 220,000 succumbing to the virus.
The outbreak of the highly contagious disease has seen economies grounded, with sporting activities bearing its brunt effects.
On Tuesday, April 28, the Argentine football federation voted to cancel their football season and even suspended relegation for two years.
The drastic move saw Maradona's Gimnasia saved from being dropped from the division, with many dubbing it another hand of God moment in reference to the former footballer's infamous handball goal that helped Argentina knock England out of the 1986 World Cup.
But the former striker believes there is need for a different divine intervention from God that can help the world return to normalcy.
"This happened to us today and many people are calling it a new Hand of God," Metro UK quoted Maradona saying.
“But today I am asking for that hand to do away with the pandemic so people can get back to living their lives, with health and happiness,” he added.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jose Mourinho has once again evidenced his kind side after he was pictured helping Tottenham deliver freshly-grown food to the less fortunate affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Clad in personal protective equipment, Mourinho could be seen loading boxes of foods which included spinach and rhubarb from the London club's kitchen farm.
Spurs shared a string photos of the Portuguese engaged in the selfless act on Wednesday, April 29, revealing the foods will be distributed "within our local community."
This is the second time Mourinho has joined forces to help during the COVID-19 pandemic in London.
Late March, the former Man United boss was praised for helping deliver essential food to the elderly people on lockdown.
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