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The Magician with the ball

November 26, 2020

DIEGO MARADONA one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game, has passed away at the age of 60 years old. The Argentinian football legend suffered a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires on Wednesday evening. May his soul RIP.

President Alberto Fernandez of Argentina declared three days of national mourning. Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé was among those who mourned the Argentine player.

“Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above,” he said in a brief statement provided to Reuters by a representative.

“It was partly by the hand of God and partly with the head of Maradona”- Diego

Maradona kisses the Mexico 1986 Soccer World Cup trophy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo: EPA-EFE)

“He will always be forgiven,” said Maradona fan Marcelo Pose, a Buenos Aires attorney.

Maradona was an antidote to upheaval for Argentina as it suffered successive economic crises and humiliating defeat to England after the 1982 conflict over the Falklands, or Malvinas Islands.

And he was balm for the wounded soul of Argentinians, obsessed with their country’s perpetual failure to live up to its potential on the world stage.

“He leaves us but does not leave because Diego is eternal.” – LIONEL MESSI



  1. Thank you for this lovely tribute to one of soccer’s greats.

    • Some people die young, some die much younger, sadness consumes me, he rose from the slums, – in a time when the world was so volatile, and the scattered grip of the old guard, the generals were still felt like iron, the shackles of the past- he saw greatness, struggled to manage it, never lost his legendary status, truly battled with hell. Standing on the pinnacle of 60, for me it is so sad, he died young. I’m happy and thank you for reading.

  2. This is just awesome. thank you so much for this beautiful tribute.

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