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A musician who doesn't know Lennon

Nothing great can be achieved if we do not thoroughly study the teachers who preceded us.

The other day I found out something that was bouncing on my head and I didn't know well why, and now, one weekday at eleven and a half in the evening, I can finally find an answer.The story is this: the tactical analyst Dorados de Sinaloa, the Mexican football second division team that runs Diego (and I refrain from write the name, because Diego is just him, even until adding the article “the” Diego seems to me too much) took several videos of genius matches to show the players. But those matches had a peculiarity: he chose the ones that had been played on the worst playing fields, under the worst conditions: mud, water, wells, indistinguishable lime lines, etc. The spirit of the election was to end a little with the squad's complaint that they don't have what they see on TV that Real Madrid or Bayern Munich has and show them that magic is generous and is present in all kinds of areas. What surprised the tactical analyst is that he first noticed a face of seriousness and concentration in his directs and then, little by little, he turned to surprise and admiration. At that time, in a rapture of lucidity, the analyst paused the video, turned on the light and asked loudly, “You all know who Maradona is, right?” The answer, in unison, was yes. Suspecting a little, the analyst reasked: on which teams did they watch him play? And there was no unison but a kind of murmur. The analyst finally realized that many of the players of the first team of Dorados de Sinaloa had heard about Maradona but had not seen him play. They didn't know his epic, his dedication, his art. They had seen the goal to the English, the goal with their hand and some other free kick. But yes, they were professional footballers who didn't know Diego in action.How can it be possible? Can you imagine a painter who doesn't know Rembrandt? A musician who ignores Lennon's existence? A writer who hasn't read a Borges line? Nothing great can be achieved if we do not thoroughly study the teachers who preceded us. This generation of Mexican players seems to disagree.

Publication Date: 10/11/2018

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