Argentine Senator Wants Maradona on Country’s Bank Notes

“The idea is not just to recognize our most important idol but also to think of the economic question,” said Senator Norma Durango. “We feel that when tourists come here they will want to take a ‘Maradona’ away with them.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An Argentine senator wants to put Diego Maradona on the country’s bank notes and presented a project to Congress on Monday to get the late soccer star and possibly even his ‘Hand of God’ image on a 1,000-peso note.

The note, worth around $12.27 at Monday’s exchange rate, would feature Maradona’s face on one side and a picture of one of his most famous goals on the other, said the bill’s sponsor Senator Norma Durango.

Maradona’s two most famous goals came in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final . . .

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