THE EDITOR, Sir:
The CD player in my car is broken, so I was scanning channels and overheard Orville Higgins' argument with a female caller about which footballer was best. She even went as far as to say that Higgins was disrespectful to Pele.
Higgins' claim is that despite all the goals he has scored, he is not better than Maradona!
Why? Because I am supposing Maradona can 'pile', 'salad' and 'bruk'. Or just looks better in his shorts.
If, as Higgins wrote on Friday, January 4, 2013 ('The better team always wins'), what makes one team better is the fact that one scores more than the other, we can extrapolate that the better player is the one who scores more goals (the object of the game). The one who wins more games. The one who wins more World Cups.
So Maradona cannot be better than Pele, based on his argument.
The better-playing team can lose, since goals are not the only thing we go to matches to see.