Diego Maradona’s Instagram account was hacked this Friday morning. Instead of the plays of the Ten, the channel appeared intervened by messages from the tycoon Elon Musk about cryptocurrencies.
The messages and stories were deleted from the profile over the hours. And everything returned to normal. Maradona’s children, who took control of the account after his unexpected death on November 25, 2020, did not clarify or explain what had happened in the early hours of June 17.
One of Elon Musk’s messages that suddenly appeared on Maradona’s account.
Maradona’s Instagram account, until then managed by the former soccer player’s entourage who had his lawyer and representative, Matías Morla, as his visible face, had allowed posts to be uploaded six days after his death.
However, on September 16, 2021, Maradona’s children began to manage the account and put it back into operation with a photo of the smiling Ten in his best days, which was supported by a quote from the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano.
“No two fires are the same. There are big fires, small fires and fires of all colors. There are people with calm fires, who don’t even notice the wind. And people with crazy fires, who fill the air with sparks. Some fires, fires fools, they don’t light up or burn. But others burn life with such passion that you can’t look at them without blinking, and whoever gets close lights up,” said the quote from the author of “Soccer in the Sun and Shadows” and “Open Veins from Latin America”.
I then followed this message. “Your children want your matchless fire to never go out. That’s why we’re going to keep your networks active, so that everyone who loves and admires you has a place where they can pay you the tribute you deserve.”
The last post is a week old and reviews Maradona’s great performance in the match against Bulgaria, for the first phase of the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the one that crowned him the best soccer player in the world.
“This was left out of the film Heroes? It is the last match of the first phase, against Bulgaria. It was 2-0 with goals from Valdano and Burruchaga. How would that 1986 World Cup have been with social networks? They were only on the radio , TV and newspapers, and you also had to play against all of them”, says the message accompanied by a clip of fantastic plays by the Ten.