In Photos: As Fans Mourn Diego Maradona's Death, He Lives on in the Murals in Naples

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 It has been decades since soccer legend Diego Maradona played for Naples in Italy, but he is all over the city – in nooks and corners of the city, murals of the football legend has cropped up. Photo: AP
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It has been decades since soccer legend Diego Maradona played for Naples in Italy, but he is all over the city – in nooks and corners of the city, murals of the football legend has cropped up. Photo: AP

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 This world famous mural was painted in Naples by Italian street artist Jorit Agoch. Photo: AP
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This world famous mural was painted in Naples by Italian street artist Jorit Agoch. Photo: AP

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 As news of Maradona’s demise broke, the murals across the city served as a reminder – of how he had transformed Italian football and helped it become what it is today. Photo: Reuters
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As news of Maradona’s demise broke, the murals across the city served as a reminder – of how he had transformed Italian football and helped it become what it is today. Photo: Reuters

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 Another mural of Maraadona in Naples. Photo: Reuters
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Another mural of Maraadona in Naples. Photo: Reuters

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 Argentina's stunned soccer fans sought each other out Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player. Photo: Associated Press
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Argentina's stunned soccer fans sought each other out Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player. Photo: Associated Press

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 They gathered outside the humble home where he was born and raised in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood. They went to the stadium of Argentinos Juniors, where he started as a professional footballer in 1976. They stood at the historic La Bombonera stadium of his beloved Boca Juniors. More were at the headquarters of Gimnasia La Plata, the team he was coaching. Photo: Associated Press
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They gathered outside the humble home where he was born and raised in the Villa Fiorito neighborhood. They went to the stadium of Argentinos Juniors, where he started as a professional footballer in 1976. They stood at the historic La Bombonera stadium of his beloved Boca Juniors. More were at the headquarters of Gimnasia La Plata, the team he was coaching. Photo: Associated Press

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 A soccer fan kisses a poster of Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Boca Juniors stadium, known as La Bombomera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press
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A soccer fan kisses a poster of Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Boca Juniors stadium, known as La Bombomera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press

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 Fans mourn the death of Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Boca Juniors stadium, known as La Bombomera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press
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Fans mourn the death of Diego Maradona at the entrance of the Boca Juniors stadium, known as La Bombomera, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press

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 “Olé, olé, Diego, Diego,” the neighbors sang in front of the house on Azamor Street where Maradona lived until Argentinos Juniors bought him a better one. “Diego is the greatest, he is a national pride,” the fans chanted. Photo: Associated Press
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“Olé, olé, Diego, Diego,” the neighbors sang in front of the house on Azamor Street where Maradona lived until Argentinos Juniors bought him a better one. “Diego is the greatest, he is a national pride,” the fans chanted. Photo: Associated Press

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 A man touches a poster of soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press
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A man touches a poster of soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press

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 Two supporters hug each other outside the San Paolo Stadium as people gathered and pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press
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Two supporters hug each other outside the San Paolo Stadium as people gathered and pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press

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 A woman points at a young Diego Maradona in a photo where he is lining up with a local soccer team, in front of the house where he was born at the Villa Fiorito neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press
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A woman points at a young Diego Maradona in a photo where he is lining up with a local soccer team, in front of the house where he was born at the Villa Fiorito neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Associated Press

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 People lay flowers and light candles as they gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press
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People lay flowers and light candles as they gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. Photo: Associated Press

  • First Published: November 26, 2020, 11:05 am

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