Diego Maradona's daughter Dalma slams Dani Alves for criticising father

Argentina football legend  Maradona with daughter DalmaArgentina football legend  Maradona with daughter Dalma

The daughter of football legend Diego Maradona has hit back at Dani Alves after the Brazil defender claimed her father could not be compared to Lionel Messi.

Dalma refuted the Juventus full-back's assertion that Maradona cheated by scoring his famous Hand of God goal against England in the 1986 World Cup. “Did you have the chance to see the other goal my father scored in that game?” Dalma wrote, referring to Maradona's famous strike after dribbling past the entire England defence.

Dani Alves
Dani Alves

Dalma also responded pointedly to Alves' accusation that Maradona was not a good role model. “Do yourself a favour and talk to some of your fellow Brazilian players and ask them who my father is. I am sure many of them will be able to explain it perfectly,” she wrote.

Alves was “ignorant”, Dalma added, for questioning how many Ballon d'Or awards the Argentine had won.

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