Rangers and England legend Paul Gascoigne left legendary English goalkeeper Peter Shilton ashen-faced as he referenced Diego Maradona and the famous Hand of God goal against him.
Goalie Shilton – who is the UK’s most capped player of all time – was famously beaten to the ball by the diminutive Maradona who’s raised arm took it over the stopper in a 1986 World Cup Quarter Final.
Argentina would go on the game 2-1 courtesy of a stunning solo Maradona goal started in the Argentine half but for many England fans, the handball goal that was allowed to stand remains a source of great pain – not least Shilton.
Not that Gazza paid that any mind – speaking on Good Morning Britain the iconic Rangers midfielder couldn’t resist ribbing Shilton as he claimed that goal “made” him.
“A lot of people go on about the Hand of God,” said Gazza [GMB].
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“It made Peter Shilton, anyway. Shilts, it made you, that goal.”
Shilton reluctantly takes the joshing by saying “thanks Gazza, I did play another 20 years after that.”
The legendary England goalie’s reaction has since gone down a storm on Twitter:
Another maverick legend of the game, Paul Gascoigne was on Good Morning Britain discussing his thoughts on a player he describes as an “icon” as well as reminiscing about playing Maradona’s Sevilla in a friendly match against his Lazio side in 1992.
Gascoigne isn’t the only one connected with Rangers paying tribute to the footballing genius that is Maradona either, with two key Rangers figures leading the tributes from Ibrox.