"How can I just shake your hand? Come here and give me a hug!" Of course what was expected to be a heated battle between individuals that were complimentary at the height of their respective lives. For Diego Maradona and Guillermo Coppola their lives intersected after 1986 and throughout his days in Napoli and as his career fell into a precipice that was led down that path because of his addictive personality. One personality fed another one- in this case the Argentine media- who continue to have a voracious appetite for all things related to the former Boca and Napoli idol.
These were the words that Guillermo Coppola said to Diego Maradona at the 9th Commercial Court at Marcelo T. Alvear 1840 on Wednesday. This court date was set up in an effort to settle the differences between the two as far as economic issues were concerned. Based on many individuals, Coppola was an enabler during Maradona’s dark days. He was also the reason why the Argentine demigod encountered tremendous economic problems- or so El Diego thought.