PETER SHILTON all the time refused to shake arms with Diego Maradona.
Former keeper Shilton was crushed by Maradona’s Hand of God aim, which knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup after a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat in Mexico Metropolis.
England crashed out of the World Cup after Diego Maradona’s Hand of God aimCredit score: Bob Thomas Sports activities Images – Getty
In an interview earlier this yr the 125-capped Shilton mentioned: “The entire England staff suffered as a result of he cheated.
“He didn’t out-jump me, he punched the ball in along with his hand.
“Folks moan about VAR nowadays however it could have been sensible for us in that occasion.
“He admitted to it, saying it was the Hand of God, however he didn’t apologise or present any regret.
“His perspective explains why there’s animosity.
“We’ve been provided a variety of occasions to place it to mattress. However he received’t apologise, and I received’t shake arms with him or acknowledge him.
“He’s the best participant in historical past however I don’t respect him as a sportsman and I by no means will.”
Maradona lastly provided an apology of types in an unique Solar interview 22 years on from that World Cup quarter-final.
Peter Shilton refused to shake Diego Maradona’s handCredit score: PA:Empics Sport
In 2008 he advised Solar man Tom Wells: “If I might apologise and return and alter historical past I’d do.
“However the aim continues to be a aim, Argentina grew to become world champions and I used to be the most effective participant on the earth.
“I can’t change historical past. All I can do is transfer on.”
Maradona passed away on Wednesday after struggling a coronary heart assault, aged 60.
Tributes have poured in from the likes of Pele, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
The final picture believed to have been taken of Maradona shows him smiling in his hospital bed.