Maradona funeral workers 'received death threats' after taking photo with Argentina legend's coffin29-Nov-2020, 10:12 pm
Funeral workers who took a picture with the coffin of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona say they have received death threats.
Emotions have been especially high in Argentina, where he achieved a remarkable status for what he achieved with the national team.
Claudio Fernandez was pictured beside the coffin along with his son, who had his thumb raised. It has caused outrage in Argentina.
"My son, like every kid, raised his thumb and they took the photo," he told Radio 10. "I know that many people have been offended, they have taken it badly. They say they are going to kill us, break our heads.”
Meanwhile, the owner of the funeral parlour, Matias Picon, admits that the incident has seriously saddened them.
“The family has total confidence in us, that's why we are so affected,” he told TN. “My father is 75 years old and he is crying, I am crying, my brother too, we are destroyed.”
His most iconic moments on the field, however, were reserved for Argentina in theirWorld Cup quarter-final encounter with England in 1986.
First, he scored his famous ‘Hand of God’ goal then minutes later embarked on one of the greatest goals in history as he left a slew of Englishman in his wake before rounding Peter Shilton and planting the ball into the net from an acute angle.
Source : goal.com
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