BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Diego Maradona’s household marked the primary anniversary of his loss of life on Thursday by revealing that certainly one of his final needs was for his stays to be left in a mausoleum the place followers will pay homage to the previous Argentina nice.
The household mentioned they’d requested the federal government of Buenos Aires to assist them with land to construct a “Maradona Memorial” together with a river and near nature.
“Right this moment, certainly one of your final needs is beginning to change into actuality,” Maradona’s household wrote on his Instagram web page, alongside the official request.
The letter mentioned Maradona wished a “place of everlasting relaxation the place he could be visited and obtain the popularity and love from the tens of millions of people that specific it every day by numerous totally different means”.
The federal government has not but commented on the request.
Maradona, the previous Boca Juniors and Napoli ahead who had battled alcohol and drug habit for a few years, died in November, 2020 from coronary heart failure after present process mind surgical procedure that month.
His loss of life shook the nation and brought about widespread grieving for a person who led Argentina to victory within the 1986 World Cup and is taken into account to be one of many biggest footballers of all time.
The bizarre initiative is in line with the just about God- like standing accorded to Maradona when he was nonetheless alive.
He was buried within the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a day of mourning throughout which lots of of hundreds of individuals took to the streets to precise their grief and pay their respects to him.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie, modifying by Ed Osmond)