Diego Maradona: Controversy and family anger over final photo of late legend

Diego Maradona: Controversy and family anger over final photo of late legend

- Diego Maradona death has continued to spark controversy in Argentina

- A final picture of the legend when he was alive had circulated on social media

- Family members of the late star are reportedly upset with his personal physician

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Diego Maradona's family members are reportedly upset with the legend’s personal doctor for circulating his final picture across the internet.

The football icon died from heart-related issues at his home in Argentina on Wednesday, November 25 despite successful brain surgery earlier in the month.

However, a photo has circulated on social media purportedly claiming to be the final picture of the legend before his death.

His personal physician Leopoldo Luque has tendered an apology to the family members of the late legend.

Argentine outlet Clarin via Mirror has reported that the photo got Maradona’s relative upset following the circulation online.

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Luque duly apologised, prior to Maradona’s death, stating:

"I thought that this photo was going to have a very good acceptance from everyone, but it was not so.
"So I offer my apologies to those who felt offended, criticised or believed that the photo was not appropriate.
"Secondly, the photo was agreed with Diego.
"I want to clarify that it was not my decision. It was not something that I decided on my own.”

And in the same vein, an employee of a funeral parlour who took pictures of Diego Maradona's corpse was sacked for disrespecting the football legend.

The photo of Maradona's body inside the funeral parlour went viral and authorities have taken action against Diego Molina.

Diego Maradona: Controversy and family anger over final photo of late legend
Diego Maradona's death is a colossal loss to Argentina. Photo: Tomas Cuesta
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The picture which has been shared on social media has received angry responses from fans all over the world.

Maradona's lawyer Matias Morla commented on the issue:

"Given the viral nature of an image of Diego on his deathbed, I'm going to personally try and find the scoundrel that took the photograph."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that thousands of Argentines gathered to pay their last respect to one of the greatest footballers of all time Diego Maradona on Thursday, November 25, 2020.

Maradona's body was laid at the presidential mansion at Casa Rosada during the three days of mourning ordered by the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez.

The Napoli legend's coffin was wrapped with the blue and white flag of the South American nation which had his famous No.10 shirt on it.

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