Diego Maradona launched fundraising bid to help buy food for people weeks before death

Diego Maradona launched fundraising bid to help buy food for people weeks before death

- Diego Maradona remains a controversial character even after his death

- The legend passed away on November 25 due to a reported cardiovascular arrest

- It was gathered that he recently launched a fundraiser to help people with food

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The death of Diego Maradona on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 has continued to garner reactions from across the globe, but his last act of kindness will never be forgotten.

Just weeks before his death, the 60-year-old launched a fundraiser to help get food across to people who have been affected in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Although a controversial character, Maradona remains a legend of the game of football despite his antics on and off the pitch.

News of his death has allowed his final act of kindness break out having helped those who have struggled during the pandemic.

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It was gathered that Maradona partnered with the Red Cross in his home country Argentina for a projected tagged ‘Las 10 del 10’ - to provide food and carry out infrastructure in 10 of the country's cities.

Diego Maradona launched fundraising bid to help buy food for people weeks before death
Diego Maradona's death remains a monumental loss to the world of football. Photo: Rodrigo Valle
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The legend made the announcement on social media a month before he died. He shared a video alongside the caption:

"I have the honor to announce that on October 30, my birthday, the solidarity campaign 'Las Diez del 10' will start.
"That day we will be in Villa Palito, together with @CruzRojaArg, @ Diego.Tipping and the deputy @NicolasRodriguezSaa, to deliver three trucks full of hygiene items, gel alcohol, bleach and mask.
"And we are going to wire and close the paddock that bears the name of Father Bachi, so that the girls and boys can play in peace and shelter
"In addition, thanks to the National Sports Secretariat, we are going to be opening two sports schools, which will give work to many and many teachers."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Maradona's sudden demise remains a monumental loss to his country people, Argentina, and the world at large.

Pictures show mixed reactions to the death of the former Barcelona and Napoli legend as some were seen shedding tears, a few were sobbing and others celebrating the legend's legacy.

Almost everyone had something worn to pay lasting respect to the god of soccer in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

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