Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,931,402 members, 7,088,969 topics. Date: Monday, 26 September 2022 at 05:37 PM

Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) - Sports - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Entertainment / Sports / Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) (75445 Views)

Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles / Messi Lifts The 2021 Copa America Trophy As Argentina Defeats Brazil (Video) / Copa America: Messi Trophy drought continues as Argentina fails yet again (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply) (Go Down)

Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by fergie001: 3:33am On Nov 27, 2020
Diego Maradona: Footballer laid to rest as Argentina grieves

Football legend Diego Maradona has been buried in a private ceremony after a day of emotional scenes in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

Only around two dozen relatives and close friends attended the final ceremony on Thursday.





But earlier huge crowds turned out to pay their respects, with many weeping, blowing kisses and praying as they filed past his coffin.



Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60.

His death triggered mourning around the world but nowhere was it felt more fiercely than in a country that saw him as a national hero.

Maradona's coffin - draped in Argentina's national flag and football shirt, bearing his trademark number 10 on the back - was on public display at the presidential palace on Thursday.



By mid-afternoon queues stretched back for more than a kilometre, and police clashed with mourners as they tried to close off the palace in anticipation of the wake scheduled for 16:00 local time (19:00 GMT).



There were reports of tear gas and rubber bullets being used as officers in riot gear struggled to hold back the crowd.

One well-wisher, Rubén Hernández, thought the police had overreacted.

"We were calm lining up and suddenly, the police started to fire rubber bullets," he said, quoted by Reuters news agency. "Crazy, I just want to say goodbye to Diego."

Authorities were eventually forced to stop public viewing of the coffin to keep the peace.

The motorised funeral cortege drove his body to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the city, where he was buried next to the graves of his parents.



The atmosphere varied greatly outside the presidential palace. Those waiting to go in were singing and chanting.

"If you don't jump, you're English," is one of the favourite chants of Argentinians about the 1986 match with England and THAT goal - the Hand of God - something many here saw as a sort of payback after the Falklands War, known here as the Malvinas.

But on the other side of the square, there was another line with those coming out, many wiping away tears or hugging each other after processing what had happened.



This wasn't just the death of Argentina's superstar footballer, but the passing of a man that many saw as a national icon, a star who made Argentina famous - and most of all, a very human role-model who Argentinians loved his flaws and all.

A man who was respected for achieving so much, yet never forgetting his roots.

'He was everything for us'
At the Italian club Napoli, where Maradona played for seven years and transformed their fortunes, fans flocked to the stadium to pay their respects chanting "Diego, Diego!".

It is the second day people have defied a coronavirus lockdown to pay tribute, ahead of Napoli's closed-door Europa League fixture against the Croatian team Rijeka.



The Napoli team, who all stepped onto the pitch wearing black armbands and Maradona's No. 10 jersey, won the match 2-0.

"He was unique, he represented everything, everything for us Neapolitans," fan Gianni Autiero told Reuters. "I have cried for only a few people in my life, and Diego is one of them."

World mourns Argentine football legend Maradona
One of the greatest football players of all time, Maradona had a troubled personal life marked by cocaine and alcohol addiction. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency.

Local media said the preliminary results of an autopsy showed he had suffered "acute heart failure".

The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager died at his home in Tigre, near Buenos Aires. The last person to see Maradona alive was his nephew Johnny Esposito, according to statements gathered by officials.

Maradona is survived by five children and his former wife, 58-year-old Claudia Villafane, whom he split with in 2004 after 20 years of marriage.

After news of his death emerged, at 22:00 on Wednesday (01:00 GMT) - an hour chosen to match the number on his shirt - stadiums across Argentina switched on their floodlights to honour his memory.

Fans flocked to La Bombonera, Boca Juniors' stadium in Buenos Aires, where many were in tears.

Maradona, who also played for Barcelona, was captain of the national team when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous "Hand of God" goal against England in the quarter-finals.

To score the goal, Maradona used his hand to deflect the ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, but the referee did not see it. It remains one of the most controversial World Cup moments.

Former Tottenham midfielder Ossie Ardiles, who played alongside Maradona at the 1982 World Cup, told the BBC "he will be remembered as a genius in football".

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi also paid tribute, writing on social media : "He has left us but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal."

Former England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who was part of the England team beaten by Argentina at the 1986 World Cup, said Maradona was "by some distance, the best player of my generation and arguably the greatest of all time".

In a statement on social media, the Argentine Football Association expressed "its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend", adding: "You will always be in our hearts."

BBC




Fans pay last respect outside the Jardin de Bellavista Cemetery


Argentine football players pay last respect

*Additional Pictures from DailyMail

10 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by dogmart(m): 3:50am On Nov 27, 2020
The display of love for this man is truly amazing! cry May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Join DogmartTV today and enjoy lots of interesting pet informations and entertainment.

If you are a pet lover, this is one place you ought to be smiley

Simply click:

https:///23408068738381?text=Hello%2CI%20Want%20To%20Join%20DogmartTV%20My%20Name%20Is%20

Or send "Hi" to 080 6873 8381 on WhatsApp. wink

190 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Bluntguy: 3:54am On Nov 27, 2020
Diego the great. May your soul rest in perfect peace.

53 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by bigseank(m): 4:00am On Nov 27, 2020
This was not just the death of a man. it was the passing on of a legend, arguably the GOAT and one of the most respected and controversial figure in football history. he was the real magic before messi. You can see the genuine love people had for him. I can still remember when he flipped us the middle finger at the world cup, i vex that day.

136 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by tillaman(m): 4:29am On Nov 27, 2020
Go easy Champ!!!
I’ll pay my respect to him by marrying one of his daughters

Legends Never dies, rest in power Diego Maradona

11 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by nolywe(m): 6:46am On Nov 27, 2020
RIP Diego...Death could have taken Lai Mohammed, Fashola, Tinubu, Oshomole, Wike, Amaechi, Nnamdi Kanu, and las las BuBu...coz Nigeria would be better without these people...No one would even bother to clash with the police during their funeral...

201 Likes 7 Shares

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Leun: 7:09am On Nov 27, 2020
I can only wonder which Nigerian when God calls them home will have the nation weep for them in this fashion.

53 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Gbest90(m): 7:28am On Nov 27, 2020
Wow.

Football is REALLY influential. The WORLD is literally mourning the death of one man.

REST ON DIEGO, U WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED.

31 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Petersamuel8(m): 9:19am On Nov 27, 2020
RIP legend Maradona, A little of Maradona and a little of hand of God

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Treezom: 9:19am On Nov 27, 2020
RIP Champ!

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Uyi168: 9:19am On Nov 27, 2020
...
I join millions across the world to mourn the passing away of diego Armando Maradona... cry

Upon how people full Aso rock reach, na armondo death go see...
cry

29 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by pickatyou2: 9:20am On Nov 27, 2020
RIP true Legend.

You brought so much joy with the ball on your feet







For your car tracking services and installation, check my signature

2 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Pio44: 9:21am On Nov 27, 2020
Rip
Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by TriCee: 9:21am On Nov 27, 2020
Chai, that was quite fast. Rest on legend!

You could have done more for football (advisory or coaching), but death came earlier. cry

3 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by AFULA(m): 9:21am On Nov 27, 2020
okay
Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Attakwu101: 9:22am On Nov 27, 2020
DIEGO LIVES ON

1 Like

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by davillian(m): 9:22am On Nov 27, 2020
I remember when abacha died
People celebrated his death...
There is another person people are waiting to celebrate his death...
Rip Diego
Don't worry I won't bench you again on pes2021

21 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by ATEAMS: 9:22am On Nov 27, 2020
My condolences to the family

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by longsnake(m): 9:22am On Nov 27, 2020
will Nigeria mourn for Buhari death like this man?

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by BetterDesign01(m): 9:23am On Nov 27, 2020
Rip legend
Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by WilliamsDeGreat: 9:23am On Nov 27, 2020
nolywe:
RIP Diego...Death could have taken Lai Mohammed, Fashola, Tinubu, Oshomole, Wike, Amaechi, Nnamdi Kanu, and las las BuBu...coz Nigeria would be better without these people...No one would even bother to clash with the police during their funeral...


Hahahaha hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahah lmao werey o

13 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by tesppidd: 9:23am On Nov 27, 2020
Ayiinlla1:
I think he's more loved than messi
Even a kid knows this.

Messi is more loved than every other footballer in Argentina.

14 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Muhylonaire007: 9:23am On Nov 27, 2020
cry

RIP to a legend.
RIP to one of the greatest of all times.

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Helpfromabove1(m): 9:23am On Nov 27, 2020
Trump my man angry grin grin grin

19 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by TochiOlisa: 9:24am On Nov 27, 2020
RIP Legend
Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Bobotic(m): 9:24am On Nov 27, 2020
Rest Well "Legend"
embarassed

1 Like

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by salbis(m): 9:24am On Nov 27, 2020
Rest on legend.
Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by Muhylonaire007: 9:25am On Nov 27, 2020
Helpfromabove1:
Trump my man angry grin grin grin

Lmao photoshop

16 Likes

Re: Diego Maradona Buried As Argentina Grieves (Photos) by lekki1444: 9:25am On Nov 27, 2020
why everybody acting like they didnt know this guy was gonna die ? he has been living on borrowed time for many years now. i am surprised he lasted this long. coccaina destroyed his heart long time ago

14 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply)

Akosua Puni Essien Buys Como, Italian Club, Takes Its Full Possession (Pics) / Nigeria Vs South Africa: AWCON 2016, Semi Finals. 1 - 0 (Full Time) / Pastor Taribo West Is Holding A Crusade In Lagos This December!!

Viewing this topic: 1 guest(s)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 105
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.