Images that do not pass. On November 26, the Argentines bade farewell to Diego Maradona, who died the day before at the age of 60 following a cardiac arrest. A tragedy for the country which decreed three days of national mourning for its “pibe del oro”, which however had the bad surprise to see circulating after the disappearance of the footballer of the terrible images: that of three employees of the funeral directors responsible for preparing the star posing with the lifeless body of Diego Maradona.
In these pictures described by Sud-Ouest, we can see employees, thumbs up, next to the open coffin where the body of the star of the round ball rested before the funeral vigil organized at the Casa Rosada for a final farewell from the Argentines before his burial. Images that caused a real outcry in Argentina, and gave rise to many insults and threats on social networks. Faced with the controversy, the funeral directors company insisted on clearing this gesture, ensuring that it had outsourced this service. “They are not our employees. We hired them to manage the ardent chapel. They work for transport companies because we sometimes subcontract this service”, assured one of the managers to the press, reports Sud-Ouest .
Maradona’s lawyer once again steps up to the plate
If one of the people behind this photo apologized on an Argentinian radio, the funeral director said that the managers “left the room to speak with the police in order to coordinate the transfer of the body “and that is when” these people took the photos. They were alone for two minutes “, explained one of the owners, adding that he was” ashamed “of what had happened.
Diego Maradona’s lawyer, who is no longer close to a lawsuit after the one brought against the paramedics intervened after the player’s death, has already announced that he intends to prosecute the people behind these photos. “Diego Molina is the scoundrel who took a photo of him next to Diego Maradona’s coffin. For the memory of my friend, I will not stop paying for such an aberration,” said Matias Morla on Twitter, naming one of the protagonists.
Diego Molina es el canalla que se sacó una foto junto al feretro by Diego Maradona. Por la memoria de mí amigo no voy a descansar hasta que pague por semejante aberración. pic.twitter.com/UtUk8tQHlw
– MATIAS MORLA (@MatiasMorlaAb) November 26, 2020
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