From idol to idol. No one would think that Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona would be a huge fan of the show. “The boy of 8″, Created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, to the point that he requested the complete chapters of the series in exchange for providing an interview.
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Almost a year after the death of the Argentine star, the so-called “Pelusa” continues to give a lot to talk about and this time he did so from the hand of the remembered “Chespirito“Well, not everyone knew that during his free moments he liked to see the stories and adventures of the tenants in the neighborhood of”El Chavo del 8″.
For this reason, the ex-footballer wanted to have the complete collection of chapters of “El Chavo del 8″, This was as a way of expressing the great love and appreciation that I had for that program and its creator Roberto Gómez Bolaños.
DIEGO ARMANDO MARADONA’S REQUEST IN EXCHANGE OF GIVING AN INTERVIEW
At the time the remembered footballer Diego Maradona He had a peculiar request in exchange for giving an interview to a media outlet, which surprised many. This was about having the entire collection of chapters from “El Chavo del 8″ To distract yourself in your spare time.
So indicated Matías Martín, host of the Argentine program “Fugitives”Who revealed that this was the soccer star’s requirement to grant an interview.
This event -as he noted- would have occurred many years ago when Diego Maradona he was in Cuba where he had been rehabilitating. As expected, this surprised all program staff because of how difficult this was.
WHY WAS IT DIFFICULT TO GET ALL THE CHAPTERS OF “EL CHAVO DEL 8”?
Although the program of “El Chavo del 8″ Was broadcast in more than fifteen countries, so this request would apparently be easy, this was not the case because Maradona requested all seasons of the series in format Vhs.
That is why, for the production of “Fugitives”It was quite a challenge because in Cuba it only broadcast national programs and there was no cable.
“He asked the production for all the seasons of El Chavo del 8 in VHS format. It was a bit of a surprise that he told us that at the time.”, Revealed Martin.
WHEN DIEGO MARADONA MET ROBERTO GÓMEZ BOLAÑOS
The admiration i had Diego Maradona toward “Chespirito”It was very great to the point that one day they got to know each other. This happened in 2005 when the former soccer player invited Roberto Gómez Bolaños to participate in his program “La noche del 10”, where they were able to recognize the mutual admiration they felt for his great work in each of their activities.
It was thus that the remembered “Chespirito”He arrived at the Maradona forum surrounded by a great ovation and where applause was heard from all sides, accompanied by a choreography made by more than five children dressed as Chavo del 8.
The most emotional moment was when they hugged in the middle of the set.
“You are my idol, teacher. You are my idol for real”Said a very excited Maradona.
“And mine is Maradona. I never enjoyed soccer games so much, which I love, as the ones that Maradona stuck to the grass and the ball“Replied” El Chavo del 8. “
In the middle of the conversation Diego Armando recalled the great affection he has for the programs of “El Chavo del 8”.
“I cry with laughter at his humor and it makes me very good to see him. I had very bad times in my life, but when I saw Chavo it was like I relaxed, like a very great tranquility entered me”, Said the ex-footballer.
Unfortunately, in November 2014 Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away and in November 2020 Diego Armando Maradona left this world.
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To be interviewed Diego Armando Maradona asked for all seasons of “El Chavo del 8”