Where Have All the Political Footballers Gone?

“Football gives meaning to life, yes. But life also gives meaning to football.”

Illustration by Charlie Le Maignan

As if Kapadia’s film Diego Maradona is a superb documentary, but it’s also a time capsule from another age. Watching it, you can’t help comparing Maradona to his fellow Argentine Lionel Messi. If Kapadia wanted to make a study of Messi’s life twenty years from now, he would have little to work with: a highlights […]

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