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Spurs legend Waddle still bitter 25 years on from Maradona Hand of God

Today is the 25 year anniversary of Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal for Argentina against England.

Tottenham and Newcastle United legend Chris Waddle can still vividly recall the anger in the Three Lions dressing room at the end of the game.

Waddle, now 50, told The Sun: "Of course I still think about what happened that day - it's amazing to think it's 25 years ago.

"A lot of England fans I speak to still blame Maradona and still hold a grudge all this time later - and you can see why.

"It's horrible when something like that happens to your team and he became Public Enemy Number One. The goal should never have stood and what made it worse was that it came at 0-0 and at such a crucial moment.

"We'd been more than holding our own in the game up until that point and felt we could go on to win the tournament.

"There was bitterness about it in the dressing room after the game. We were angry, like every Englishman was.

"But Maradona saw an opportunity and took it. It could have been ruled out with video technology - yet here we are all these years on still waiting for it."

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