Mourners And Police Clash in Maradona's Funeral

After the death of Argentine soccer star, Diego Maradona, not just the Argentine soccer fans but the entire world's soccer fans are running high on emotion.

Clash in Maradona's funeral
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As thousands gathered to bid farewell to Diego Maradona on Thursday, a sudden clash between the police and the mourners sparked.

The Argentine football legend, Maradona, passed away at the age of 60 last Wednesdy. He had gone through a complex surgery last month.

His body lies in honor at Casa Rosada, the presidential mansion in the heart of Buenos Aires, in his homeland during three days of national mourning.

The wake was expected to last 10 hours, with Maradona's family and former team-mates being reserved for the first few.

As the numbers began to swell, however, officers in riot gear were struggling to contain the crowds, and Clarin, an Argentine source, reported using tear gas and water cannons.

On social media, videos appeared of bottles and fences being launched near Maradona's temporary resting spot.


Maradona is to be buried on the outskirts of the city at the Jardines de Bella Vista cemetery, which is officially where his parents were laid to rest.

The prolific attacking midfielder even paid tribute to fans of Maradona's former clubs, with improvised shrines set up in Naples, Seville and Barcelona.

Meanwhile, speaking on Thursday, Matias Morla, Maradona's lawyer, called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to his death.

It is incomprehensible that my friend had no consideration or check-up from the staff dedicated to these purposes for 12 hours,"It is inexplicable that for 12 hours my friend has had no attention or check-up from the personnel dedicated to these ends,"

"The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy."

Five children and his former wife, Claudia Villafane, with whom he split in 2004, survive Maradona, who captained Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 and went on to coach his country.

Publish : 2020-11-27 09:07:00

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