Tributes and condolences all over the world, are trooping in mourn and memory of the Argentine Football legend Diego Maradona who passed away after suffering from Heart attack at age 60.
The Argentine FA ina social media statement, expressed that the Argentine Football Association expressed “its deepest sorrow for the death of our legend”, adding: “You will always be in our hearts.” Meanwhile, the country’s President Alberto Fernández has declared a three days of national mourning in honor of the Footballing hero.
Nos llevaste a lo más alto del mundo. Nos hiciste inmensamente felices. Fuiste el más grande de todos.
Gracias por haber existido, Diego. Te vamos a extrañar toda la vida. pic.twitter.com/pAf38sRlGC
— Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) November 25, 2020
There will be three days of national mourning in Argentina according to President Alberto Fernandez after the news of Diego Maradona's death 🙏 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/egQZg0UwEg
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 25, 2020
Lionel Messi also took to his social media to say “a very sad day for all Argentines and football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.I take all the cute moments lived with him and wanted to take advantage to send condolences to all his family and friends. RIP”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 25, 2020
Lionel Messi: "A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.
"I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP." pic.twitter.com/W6eLYXFyIM
— Goal (@goal) November 25, 2020
Portuguese and Juventus attacker also expressed his condolences with a post mentioning “Today I bid farewell to a friend and the world farewells to an eternal genius. One of the best ever An unmatched magician. Leaves too soon but leaves a boundless legacy and a void that will never be filled. RIP crack. You will never be forgotten”
🗣️ Lionel Messi: ”Even if I played for a million years, I’d never come close to Maradona. Not that I’d want to anyway. He’s the greatest there’s ever been.”
🗣️ Michel Platini: "What Zidane could do with a ball, Maradona could do with an orange.” pic.twitter.com/wdy8otWlaH
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) November 25, 2020
FIFA President Gianni Infantino also join the tribute with a sorrowful message on behalf of the football fraternity saying;
“Today is an unbelievably sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts – of all of us who loved him for how he was, and for what he represented – have stopped beating for a moment… Our pain is the only thing we are feeling deep inside us at this time.”
🗣️ FIFA President Gianni Infantino: “Today is an unbelievably sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts – of all of us who loved him for how he was, and for what he represented – have stopped beating for a moment. Rest in peace, dear Diego. We love you.”
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 25, 2020
“Diego may be eternal now, but for forever, Diego will also have a most prominent place in the incredible story of all football fairy tales. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace, dear Diego. We love you.”