Argentine football legend Diego Maradona spoke out in support of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, who survived an alleged assassination attempt on Saturday.
"An [assassination] attempt against Nicolas Maduro is an attempt against the nation. Venezuela doesn't give up," Maradona said on Instagram.
On Saturday night, an explosion struck Caracas near a military event where Venezuela's President was giving a speech. Maduro rushed to accuse his "ultra-right wing" opponents in Venezuela, in alliance with Colombian government and financiers in Florida.
Maradona, who currently chairs the Belarusian football club Dinamo Brest, is a vocal supporter of Nicolas Maduro. In August 2017, the 57-year-old said he was ready to fight for "a free Venezuela" and called himself a "soldier" for Maduro. The remark came amid a constitutional crisis in the country, which saw large-scale opposition-led demonstrations protest against Maduro, claiming that he wanted to sidestep the parliament.