It’s never a good idea to disrespect the “host” of the “house” you’re planning to visit, the same apparently holds true if you’re an immigrant attempting to entice the United States, and decide to insult the President of the United States.
Argentine football icon Diego Maradona decided to take a page out of the celebrity political handbook of the disenfranchised Hollywood elites and insult the president on a television interview in his home country calling the Commander-in-Chief a ‘chirolita’ which is a South American slang term for a puppet.
However Maradona forgot one important ingredient, unlike most of the unhinged celebrity types in Hollywood, he’s not a citizen thus when you insult the “host” who just happens to be the President of the United States there’s a risk you might not be welcomed in our country.
Maradona was due to fly to Miami to take part in a court case involving his ex-wife Claudia Villafane, however, his visa has been denied.
The dust-up began several weeks ago with an interview Maradona gave in Venezuela to a media outlet called ‘TeleSur’, in which the manager of the United Arab Emirates referenced the president, a “chirolita.”
Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla will now represent his client at the hearing in Miami acknowledge the incident citing the refusal by the State Department to grant a visa to his client, suggesting the reason for the snub was because he (Maradona) insulted President Donald Trump, according to the Argentina legend’s lawyer.
Matias Morla was on Argentinean television show Buenos Dias America and detailed comments his client gave during an appearance on Venezuelan network TeleSur
“You can imagine, I was in the embassy and I said ‘Diego, please don’t talk about the United States‘. Because the interview was with TeleSur and I know how these things go.
“And the second question was ‘What do you think of Donald Trump’?
“He said ‘Donald Trump is a chirolita (a slang term for dummy or puppet)?’ After this, I said I’m going to have to represent you in Miami instead.”
Do you think it’s proper for President Trump to deny visas to foreign celebrity types who disrespect America?
Source: Daily Mail