Maradona wakes Chelsea with 7am fire scare
Argentine’s cigar ruins the Blues big match preparation
A Cuban cigar being smoked by Diego Maradona is rumoured to have sparked a fire alarm which left Chelsea’s stars standing outside in the cold at 7am on the morning of their match with Manchester United. The Blues were comfortably beaten at Old Trafford but might want to point the finger of blame at another footballing guest at Manchester’s Radisson Edwardian.
Greater Manchester Fire Service have not revealed what caused the alarm, but The Sun claims a fireman at the scene was more forthcoming. He said: “It looks as though it was set off by Diego and his entourage smoking cigars on the 14th floor.”
Chelsea’s players – some in towels and bathrobes – had to wait outside the hotel until the all-clear had been given.