This year has been extremely unfair for all of us. The pandemic has affected all spheres of our lives, and also 2020 has taken so many of our heroes away from us. Today is yet another sad day, especially for football fans, as one of the most iconic footballers of all time, Diego Maradona, has passed away.
The news of his demise has sent across a tremendous wave of sadness, which is unsurmountable. The void that has been created after his sudden death is unlikely to be filled again. He is arguably one of the most gifted players on the field but was also one of the most polarising figures of the modern era. No matter what your opinions are for Diego, you cannot overlook his achievements and contributions to the sport.
He was an icon, and today is sorrowful for the entire football community and his followers. Diego being a highly influential character; his story has been extremely inspirational to all age groups. Growing up in the slums, and then rising above all odds to represent the Argentinian national side and leading them to win the Men’s Football World Cup in 1986, it has been a magical journey.
Diego Maradona dies at the age of 60
At the age of 60, he bids goodbye to all his fans, who flocked to social media to pay their respects in his memory. According to the most recent report, Diego Maradona died because of a sudden heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. This year hasn’t been too friendly to Maradona, as he had to face a lot of challenges regarding his health. He recently had brain surgery, and other medical complications things made much worse.
Many celebrities and football stars paid their tribute to the legend, and one of them was Pele. Talking about Maradona’s genius, Pele said, “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above.” According to Napoli’s official statements, Maradona’s death was a huge ‘devastating blow,’ and they have been in mourning ever since the news reached them.
The president of Serie A, Paolo Dal Pino, said,
It is a very sad day for the football world. Today, a legend of our sport has left us. One who made us dream and excited fans across the planet. For the next set of fixtures, we will remember him with a special initiative.
You can move over to Twitter to check all the messages and heartfelt tributes from his fans and admirers. Indeed we lost a gem today, and it will take quite some time to recover from this and move on. The world has lost an enormous personality, and more importantly, a great human being.