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Soccer as a Religion: The Church of Maradona

As founders of the Church of Maradona, two soccer fanatics have reinvented the idea of a fan club, creating instead a full-fledged religion around Argentine player Diego Maradona.

by VICE Sports
Oct 30 2013, 7:20pm

For a lot of fans, soccer is religion. To Hernan and Alejandro Veron, Argentine player Diego Maradona is the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. As founders of the Church of Maradona, Alejandro and Hernan have reinvented the idea of a fan club, creating instead a full-fledged religion around their idol. We pay a visit to their place of worship in the city of Rosario to see how Alejandro and Hernan pay homage to the player responsible for the greatest goal in the history of the sport.