Diego Maradona arrived back in Buenos Aries with his defeated and deflated Argentinian World Cup squad yesterday, and promptly refused to apologise for a remark he made in South Africa suggesting that Pele belonged in a museum.
Insiders say that Brazilian soccer legend, Pele, simply sgrugged off the slur, suggesting that he thinks the little Argie is probably a little loco from ingesting too many drugs.
Maradona had insisted that Argentina would win the World Cup because it's God's will, like the hand of God goal that enabled the Argentinians to beat England in Mexico. But it seems that God must have been having a day off, or at least taking a nap, as the Germans systematically dismantled Argentina, leaving them wailing and gnashing their teeth and crossing themselves profusely - as Argentinians tend to do when things aren't going right.
Sources suggest that Maradona was an inspirational talisman for his team in South Africa, but that his coaching expertise didn't amount to much more than a pile of crap. This amid fears that the Argentine sporting press would round on him, after he grabbed his crotch at a press conference and told reporters to 'suck it, and keep on sucking it.'
Meanwhile, Pele denied that he was going to be put in a dusty old museum, although he did admit that he has visited one or two over the years.
And all this amid rumours that Maradona will take the helm at 'Tottingham' should 'Happy' Harry Redknapp take the England job at some point in the future.
More as we get it.