Maradona on banknotes in Argentina

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An Argentine senator demanded that Diego Maradona’s photo be printed on the country’s banknotes after the late soccer star’s pictures became an icon all over the country.

Senator Norma Durango submitted a bill to Congress in Argentina on Monday to place the late soccer star’s image and the “Hand of the sky” on the 1,000 peso note.

She said the bill, worth about $ 12.27, will show Maradona’s face on one side and a picture of his hand that rocked England’s World Cup on the other side.

The goal, scored by Maradona against goalkeeper Peter Shelton, was among two goals scored by the legend in the 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.

Argentina won the World Cup after repeated creativity from Maradona, who died on November 25 of heart failure at the age of 60 years.

“The idea is not to honor our most important myth, but also to think about the economic impact. We feel that when tourists come here, they will want to have Maradona with them,” Durango said.

Durango did not mention the reason for choosing the goal, which was known as (The Goal of God), instead of Maradona’s second goal, which came with great individual skill and is among the best history goals.

But she said the door was open for lawmakers to amend her proposal, which is expected to be discussed at the start of the new year.

Currently, the 1,000 peso note bears the image of the national bird, Rufus Hornero.

Source : Agencies