26 November 2020

Remembering Diego Maradona – In Pictures

26 November 2020

Football fans across the world have been paying tribute to Diego Maradona following his death at the age of 60.

People in his homeland of Argentina, whom he led to World Cup glory in 1986, and Naples, the Italian city with which he became synonymous, have gathered to remember one of the game’s greatest ever players.

Here, the PA news agency looks at how supporters have reacted to Maradona’s death in pictures.

Fans hold a vigil for Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors (AP)
A boy kneels in front of a mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium of Argentinos Juniors (AP)
A football fan mourns Diego Maradona outside La Bombomera, home of Boca Juniors (AP)
Images of Diego Maradona are projected at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in downtown Buenos Aires (AP)
A mosaic of the face of Diego Maradona is painted on Plaza de Mayo, in front of the presidential palace in Buenos Aires (AP)
People line up to attend the wake of Diego Maradona at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires (AP)
Police block fans waiting to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires (AP)
Fans of rival teams Boca Juniors, right, and River Plate, left, embrace (AP)
People gather outside Napoli's San Paolo Stadium to remember Diego Maradona (AP)
Fans light flares as they gather under a mural depicting Diego Maradona in Naples (AP)
People lay flowers and light candles as they gather outside the San Paolo Stadium (AP)
Napoli fans pay tribute to the club's greatest ever player (AP)
A man in Naples places a candle of St Padre Pio in a makeshift shrine to Diego Maradona (AP)
A mural of Diego Maradona adorns the wall of a building in Naples (AP)
A sign which reads 'Thank you God, teach the angels how to play football, farewell legend” hangs next to a Diego Maradona face mask on the gates of Napoli's San Paolo stadium (AP)

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