Argentina mourns the “Pibe de Oro”, Diego Maradona


Fans and neighbors gather in front of the La Bombonea Stadium in Buenos Aires.

Mostly dressed in football shirts, chanting sporting slogans with the anti-Cowid-19 mask often under the chin, thousands of people walked to the obelisk, in the heart of Buenos Aires, on Wednesday, November 25, in the aftermath of the announcement of the dead Of Diego Maradona.

“He was very weak, you could see him well, but I thought he was still a few years ahead …” 29-year-old Joaquin Caballero’s Voice Wackles. The undisputed supporter of Diego Maradona takes a break, puts on his mask and reviews the main qualities in his eyes of the former Argentine player, absolute icon in the country: “He was much more than a footballer. He biscuits us his humility, his defense of the most vulnerable, his commitment to great social causes … I much with Maradona, I represented us all over the world! “

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The single Argentines nickname “God”, God in Spanish – sometimes written «D10S», In reference to his jersey number 10, in the Argentine national team – died of a heart attack, less than a month after turning 60. Coach of the Gymnasium Club, he was at his home in Tigre, a suburb of Buenos Aires, Where he was resting after surgery for a brain hematoma in early November.

Fans of all generations gathered at the Obelisco in tribute to Maradona.

In the streets of the recently deconfined capital, the news has struck a chord. Astonished, the Argentines saw their television journalists, their throats tightened, restraining a sob. “I never thought I would give the information life”, Said the famous animator Guillermo Andino, alive, on the America channel.

“He has his contradictions, this is what makes him human”

“It simply came to my notice then. And I work in a Loto football, so a whole day was the parade of customers in tears! “, Says Erica Godoy, 39, who came from the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the Obelisk with her husband, a member of the Maradonian Church – an international movement of supporters of the player who serve him without limits and meet twice a year on main Festive times. “I’m a supporter of River [le grand rival de Boca Juniors, où a joué Maradona avant d’être recruté par des clubs européens] But I must admit that on a football level, this is the best of all. “

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