Argentine Senator Suggests Putting Diego Maradona On Banknotes

An Argentine senator has suggested that photo of football legend Diego Maradona should be put on banknotes in the country. Senator Norma Durango presented the bill to Congress on Monday to get the late player on the 1,000-peso ($12, £9) note, the highest denomination in the country.

Argentine Senator Suggests Putting Diego Maradona On BanknotesThe note would feature Maradona’s face on one side and a picture of one of his most famous goals on the other, she said. The bill suggests the notes should “carry the effigy of Diego Armando Maradona on one side and the moment of the second goal against England, scored in Mexico, on 22 June 1986, on the other”, newspaper La Nación reports.
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The senator also suggested putting his image on commemorative stamps. “The idea is not just to recognize our most important idol, but also to think of the economic question,” Ms Durango said. “We feel that when tourists come here they will want to take a ‘Maradona’ away with them.”

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