Argentina’s mass capitulation against Croatia in the World Cup was tough on a nation, but nobody felt the juice coursing through him like Diego Maradona.
The Albiceleste legend attended the match in person and, as the following photos attest, was put through the emotional wringer as he watched his compatriots wilt before his very eyes.
We’ve attempted to capture the various ups and downs (mostly downs) in a short series of photos – a blow-by-blow account of Maradona’s excitable mood swings, if you will.
El Diego began by greeting his adoring public on the balcony at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Eva Peron-style…
…before getting straight into it.
The (head in the) Hand(s) of God.