Escolastico Mendez
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Meet the man who makes a living as a Maradona look-alike

From scoring some of the most memorable goals in the history of football, to shooting at journalists with an air rifle and a well-publicised struggle with cocaine addiction, Diego Maradona has lived his eventful life very much in the public eye.

So what is it like being his spitting-image? Escolastico Mendez makes a living in Argentina as a Maradona look-alike - but, as he tells the BBC, his job is not always as easy as it may seem.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Vladimir Hernandez.

  • 22 Jun 2012