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The best Diego Maradona for Fifa president jokes

Larger-than-life legend announces candidacy 29 years to the day since his infamous Hand of God goal against England.

Diego Maradona for Fifa president? It could happen...
EL PRESIDENTE? Maradona (Image: Armando Tovar)

Kick back and enjoy the best Diego Maradona for Fifa president jokes that Twitter had to offer after the Argentine legend announced himself as a candidate to replace Sepp Blatter.

It’s 29 years to the day since his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England at the 1986 World Cup, and Maradona has chosen to mark the occasion by putting himself in the running to be head honcho of world football’s governing body.

The sheer force of his eccentricity makes a highly intriguing proposition of it all, so curl up with the following hand-picked selection of Diego Maradona for Fifa president jokes…

Maradona set to stand for Fifa presidency. This can only go well http://t.co/m7pGhaI26F pic.twitter.com/hcQr4NNltI

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 22, 2015

Surely football's straight-man Diego Maradona is the obvious choice to restore some credibility at FIFA? Jesus Christ.

— Gus Mears (@Romansbluearmy) June 22, 2015

Diego Maradona to stand for FIFA presidency – report http://t.co/Hlme3n5MAu I wonder who, if anyone, would spot a hand-of-God in the till?

— Gran (@Gran_in_Suffolk) June 22, 2015

Baking soda, i got baking soda!! Diego Maradona wants to stand for the FIFA presidency to succeed Sepp Blatter. pic.twitter.com/GBToZfpc6e

— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) June 22, 2015

Diego Maradona running FIFA would be like "Land and Freedom" meets "Blow". Make this happen, Gods of sport! pic.twitter.com/0jkHOTp3w9

— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 22, 2015