Legendary Argentinian soccer player Diego Maradona described himself as the Ron Wood, Keith Richards and the Bono of the sport as part of his ongoing feud with ex-Brazilian star Pele.
Maradona, a World Cup icon who coached Argentina in the 2010 World Cup and is now head of Al Wasl in Dubai, was responding to a FIFA.com interview where Pele compared himself to Beethoven.
I was born to play football, just like Beethoven was born to write music and Michaelangelo was born to paint, Pele said in the interview.
If Pele thinks he's the Beethoven of football then I'm Ron Wood, Keith Richards and the Bono of football, because I have so much passion, Maradona responded, according to goal.com. Pele has said he's the Beethoven of football. I've never heard any Beethoven music in a match, so as I've told you before, anytime he takes the wrong pill he comes up with a crazy statement. Pele may have taken the morning pills at night time, so he should make sure he takes the right pills. In fact, it would be better if he changed his doctor.