Diego Maradona Will End His 22-Year US Travel Ban By Speaking At Harvard
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Diego Maradona’s expulsion from the 1994 World Cup in the United States, for what FIFA executive committee member Michel d’Hooghe described as “a cocktail of drugs”, resulted in a 15-month ban from soccer, but the verdict also prohibited Maradona from visiting the US for 22 years.
Previous attempts to be granted a visa were denied, but in December his ban was overturned and he’s now free to visit the States, as reported by Goal.com.
On Tuesday, Maradona posted a letter from Harvard University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures asking the 56-year-old to give a talk during the spring semester of 2017.
The class, “The Global Game. Soccer, Politics and Popular Culture”, will hear Maradona speak about “the life and feats of the best player in history”. So we now know where Harvard stands in the debate on the greatest player of all time, they’ve gone with “El Pibe de Oro”.
According to the letter, Maradona could visit in the middle of this month or in late April.