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Italy: Napoli fans react to Maradona passing as tribute at San Paolo stadium continues02:25

Italy: Napoli fans react to Maradona passing as tribute at San Paolo stadium continues

Italy, Naples
November 26, 2020 at 21:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tributes continued to pour in at the Sao Paolo stadium in Naples on Thursday, one day after the death of former club player Diego Maradona.

Fans gathered outside the field, sang songs in honor of the Argentinian and hung club artefacts on the fences.

"Maradona to me is everything, not just in terms of football but also in every aspect: the man, the footballer, the whole character," shared a Napoli supporter.

"With his death, a part of my life is gone forever. I was always following him everywhere since the World Cup in 1990. I ran away from home just to watch him play," said another Napoli fan.

Diego Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991, helping them earn their sole league titles in 1987 and 1990.

The 60 year old also represented his country Argentina at four World Cups including in the 1986 edition which Argentina won.

Maradona died at his home near Buenos Aires on Wednesday with Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez declaring three days of national mourning in honour of the former player.

Italy: Napoli fans react to Maradona passing as tribute at San Paolo stadium continues02:25
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Tributes continued to pour in at the Sao Paolo stadium in Naples on Thursday, one day after the death of former club player Diego Maradona.

Fans gathered outside the field, sang songs in honor of the Argentinian and hung club artefacts on the fences.

"Maradona to me is everything, not just in terms of football but also in every aspect: the man, the footballer, the whole character," shared a Napoli supporter.

"With his death, a part of my life is gone forever. I was always following him everywhere since the World Cup in 1990. I ran away from home just to watch him play," said another Napoli fan.

Diego Maradona played for Napoli between 1984 and 1991, helping them earn their sole league titles in 1987 and 1990.

The 60 year old also represented his country Argentina at four World Cups including in the 1986 edition which Argentina won.

Maradona died at his home near Buenos Aires on Wednesday with Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez declaring three days of national mourning in honour of the former player.

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