Football is currently in mourning, one of the great legends in this sport, Diego Maradona died last night (25/11) WIB. Many football figures later shared their condolences, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The news of Diego Maradona’s death was first reported by the South American media, Clerin. According to the release of the report, the Napoli legend had a heart attack and died.
This news is clearly surprising, considering that only a few days ago the former Barcelona player returned to his home after undergoing a blood clotting operation on the brain.
Of course, almost all football connoisseurs mourn this news, because after all Maradona is a legendary footballer in all circles.
Not even a few who recognize him as one of the best players of all time. The most memorable is when he led Argentina to the world title after defeating Germany in the 1986 final.
No doubt, a number of soccer figures then also expressed their condolences to the family left by the legend. Including Lionel Messi, the captain of the Argentine national team and Barcelona, who was touted as Maradona’s incarnation.
Through his personal Instagram account, Messi gave Maradona a touching message.
“It’s a very sad day for all of Argentina and for football. He left us but never left, because Diego is eternal.”
“I had a lot of fun moments with him and wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to his family and colleagues. I am sorry,” Messi wrote in his upload on Instagram.
Condolences were also written by Messi’s personal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, via his upload on Instagram. In his post, the Juventus player uploaded a photo of himself posing with the legend, along with a caption that reads;
“Today I parted with a friend and the world parted with an immortal genius. One of the greatest of all time, the incomparable magician,”
“It was too soon to leave us but has left an unlimited legacy and a void that will never be filled. Grieve too. You will never be forgotten,” he concluded.