Hugo Hernan Maradona, one of the brothers of the Argentine star who died in 2020, announced today his intention to stand in the municipal elections of the Italian city of Naples (south) next October.
“They have proposed this to me to help children and I do it with great happiness. I am not talking about politics, only about soccer and giving children one, two or three hours a week to be happy with soccer”, declared in a meeting with the media in front of the stadium that bears his brother’s name.
Maradona He will be the head of Enzo Rivellini’s “Napoli central” list, which is part of the right-wing coalition led by Catello Maresca, candidate for mayor of the Parthenopean capital.
The also ex-footballer does not have Italian nationality although he resides in that country regularly after having married years ago and he has requested it, so the government delegation will be informed of this so that it can attend, Rivellini said.
The “Turquito”, as he is known, he had a brief disagreement with a journalist who asked him if he was not taking advantage of his brother’s fame, a question much commented on in the city in recent days.
“I’m Hugo Maradona, not Diego, okay?”, He abruptly settled.
Rivellini explained that Brother Maradona “has realized the social malaise” of the young Neapolitans and wants to help from the municipal plenary session.
“When we talked about his candidacy, he did not ask me for anything, only to continue helping the young people of Naples from within the institutions,” declared the founder of “Napoli centrale”.
And he criticized those who argue with his surname: “He will run for elections, if the people of Naples want him, they will vote for him in full democracy,” he settled.
The mayoral candidate, Maresca, thanked the Argentine ex-footballer for his availability: “Whoever wants to make himself available to the city is well accepted,” he defended.