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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has responded to a Diego Maradona memory shared by his colleague Ben Shephard on social media, after news broke of the football legend’s death. The TV presenter, who celebrated five years on the ITV breakfast show this week, said he was “very jealous” that his co-star got to play football against the Argentine professional football player and manager, who died yesterday at the age of 60.
Ben, 45, recalled meeting the footballer at a charity match which took place back in 2006.
He played for England in the very first Soccer Aid match for UNICEF alongside a host of sporting legends including Maradona, who scored the only goal for the Rest of The World team.
Ben’s side won 2-1 on the night, with Les Ferdinand and Jonathan Wilkes finding the back of the net.
“There are moments in your life you never forget – this was one for me,” Ben wrote on Twitter in view of his 761,300 followers.
Alongside two pictures from the event, he continued: “The first @socceraid was remarkable, he started getting booed left the pitch to a standing ovation!
“The second pic is a marauding Bradley Walsh showing him a clean pair of heels #UNICEF #Maradona.”
“Amazing,” Piers remarked in the comments section of the post.
“Just imagine if he’d been on your team,” Ben replied, after his colleague managed a side for the same event.
“Haha I’d have gone selfie nuts. Very jealous mate.. what an experience that must have been,” the 55-year-old remarked.
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Last year, Piers took part in the annual UNICEF football match – managing the World team to victory.
His squad beat the England team, who were managed by GMB star Susanna Reid.
He previously described it as the “greatest night of my life” after his team won the penalty shoot out.
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