Soccer Fans Mourn the Death of ‘Eternal Genius’ Diego Maradona

Football | | November 26, 2020, 10:27 am
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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. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (Image: AP)
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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. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (Image: AP)

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 A soccer fan lights candles for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A soccer fan lights candles for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 People walk past a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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People walk past a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)
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People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A soccer fan touches a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A soccer fan touches a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans sit in front of posters of Diego Maradona, outside the Argentinos Juniors stadium, where he started as a professional footballer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans sit in front of posters of Diego Maradona, outside the Argentinos Juniors stadium, where he started as a professional footballer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)
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People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)

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 An employee holds the head of a sculpture of late Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona as he prepares to move it at the Caminito theme bar, in Brasilia, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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An employee holds the head of a sculpture of late Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona as he prepares to move it at the Caminito theme bar, in Brasilia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)
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People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)
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People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)

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 A man wearing a shirt with the face of Diego Maradona cries outside the stadium of the Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a shirt with the face of Diego Maradona cries outside the stadium of the Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans carry a banner of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A sign reading in Spanish
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A sign reading in Spanish "Thank You Diego' hangs at the gate of the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A funeral wreath dedicated to Diego Maradona that reads in Spanish
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A funeral wreath dedicated to Diego Maradona that reads in Spanish "The ball is not stained" stands at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 A jersey with the number 10 and Maradona's name hangs from a fence at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)
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A jersey with the number 10 and Maradona's name hangs from a fence at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 A couple, one of them wearing a Diego Maradona number 10 jersey, embraces at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)
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A couple, one of them wearing a Diego Maradona number 10 jersey, embraces at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 A fan places an Argentine flag next to Boca Juniors ones, in remembrance of Diego Maradona, at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)
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A fan places an Argentine flag next to Boca Juniors ones, in remembrance of Diego Maradona, at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 A fan takes a picture of a piece of paper with text in Spanish that reads
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A fan takes a picture of a piece of paper with text in Spanish that reads " Thanks Diegote" at the entrance of Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona as it arrives at a funeral parlour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona as it arrives at a funeral parlour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors soccer club, where he started as a professional footballer, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A man wearing a shirt with the image of Diego Maradona marches against gender-based violence on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Santiago, Chile. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a shirt with the image of Diego Maradona marches against gender-based violence on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Santiago, Chile. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona to a funeral house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans surround the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona to a funeral house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A soccer fan wrapped in an Argentine flag stands outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A soccer fan wrapped in an Argentine flag stands outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans scream as the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona arrives at a funeral parlour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans scream as the hearse carrying the coffin of Diego Maradona arrives at a funeral parlour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 A man waves a flag with the image of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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A man waves a flag with the image of Diego Maradona in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Images of Diego Maradona are projected at the Kirchner Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Images of Diego Maradona are projected at the Kirchner Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 Soccer fans with a poster of Diego Maradona gather in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)
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Soccer fans with a poster of Diego Maradona gather in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)
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People gather outside the San Paolo Stadium to pay their homage to soccer legend Diego Maradona, in Naples, Italy. (Image: AP)

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