THE rubbish referee whipping out Hand of God football says he doesn’t care about backlash in England.
The Sun yesterday stalked Ali Bin Nasser, 78, at his shabby flat, where he told us: “I’m still selling.”
He claimed he did not see Argentina’s Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals as he smashed the ball past Peter Shilton.
He kept the Adidas Azteca – the only ball used in England’s 2-1 defeat – and hid it in a cupboard.
It could fetch £3million at auction in London next month.
Gary Lineker, who scored in the match, and Three Lions fans have accused the referee of monetizing his clanger.
Talking about the excitement yesterday, Bin Nasser hit back: “I’m still selling it. I don’t care what you think.”
His sons are believed to live in two other apartments in the £150,000 building in the Tunisian town of Ariana.
Bin Nasser told us, “You shouldn’t come to my house. Go away. The company is responsible for me and the ball. I signed a contract and I can’t speak to anyone.”
Earlier, Bin Nasser had said England is the home of football and he hoped the buyer would be “able to display it or share it with the public”.
Lineker has said, “How the hell did the referee get the ball?
I’m so excited he’s going to collect his cock.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6447865/selling-ref-maradona-hand-god-football/ “I’m still selling £3m match ball from Maradona’s Hand of God goal against England,” says the shameless referee