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.
'He was an icon…He was magic.'
Paul Gascoigne tells @susannareid100 and Ben Shephard about the special bond he formed with Diego Maradona.
He recalls the moment they clicked when they shared a cigar.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 26, 2020
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].
“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:
Paul Gascoigne telling Peter Shilton live on National TV 'that goal made you anyway'
Absolutely priceless 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tsSt67Kx0y
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 26, 2020
Don't click on that Shilton piece in the Daily Mail. Instead look at this picture from this morning and his face upon Gazza telling him 'that goal made you anyway' pic.twitter.com/jZloDVrqzE
— Matthew Fogg (@MatthewLiamFogg) November 26, 2020
The moment Gazza told national TV that Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal made Peter Shilton.
Brilliant. 😂 pic.twitter.com/5e5D580ws4
— thesportsman (@TheSportsman) November 26, 2020
This screen-grab of the moment Gazza said Maradona’s Hand of God goal “made Peter Shilton” live on Good Morning Britain is simply perfect. pic.twitter.com/Z7MtSAqMxo
— HLTCO PODCAST (@HLTCOPOD) November 26, 2020
Shiton just roasted there by Gazza on GMB! ‘It made Peter Shilton anyway…it made you that goal…! Takes the joke well… pic.twitter.com/jAU0kgZIyM
— Steven Mill (@stevom72) November 26, 2020
The state of Peter Shilton on #GMB. He's fuming that Gazza said that Maradona goal made him 😂
— Liam (@liam_2912) November 26, 2020
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.