More fawning over Castro

10.27.05

Love Castro. Hate Bush. Be popular. At least that seems to be the general idea for one soccer star:

Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona promised Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday he would be at the front of an anti-Bush march in Argentina next week.

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“I think Bush is a murderer. … I’m going to head the march against him stepping foot on Argentine soil,” Maradona said, appearing on Cuban television with Castro.

“I promised the ‘Comandante’ that I would do it and I will,” the 44-year-old football legend said, referring to Castro.

“For me he is a god,” Maradona said of the 79-year-old left-wing Cuban leader, whom he considers a friend and a father figure who helped him kick drugs.

Oh, get a room, you two!

Somehow I think these guys would tend to disagree with Maradona’s assessment of the ‘Commandante’:

The 40-member National Chorus of Cuba, which specializes in patriotic songs about the glories of the Revolution, is touring Canada. Twenty members just defected en masse in Toronto.

But of course, what would they know? Unlike Maradona, they’re actually Cuban.

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1 DaninVan 10.28.05 at 5:08 PM

I think it turned out to be only 11 members…

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