Thousands of fans gathered at the Obelisk of Buenos Aires to honor Maradona.
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It was a long, interminable night for all of Argentina, which continued to assimilate the death of its greatest sports idol, Diego Armando Maradona.
After the autopsy performed on Maradona’s body at the San Fernando hospital, which resulted in the “Pelusa” dying of heart failure while he was sleeping, his remains were transferred to the Casa Rosada, headquarters of the Argentine executive power.
Behind the vehicle where Maradona was going a huge vehicular caravan was formed, as can be seen in videos posted on social networks.
During the transfer of Maradona’s body to the wake house, the fans said goodbye to the “10” shouting “Thanks, Diego!” pic.twitter.com/7nbVzQOBXV
– Telam Agency (@AgenciaTelam) November 26, 2020
The infinite caravan that accompanies Diego Armando Maradona: here, the moment in the tunnel of Avenida San Martín. pic.twitter.com/kFycj55XUX
– SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) November 26, 2020
After 1 a.m. local time in Buenos Aires, after Maradona’s body was disposed of for the wake, relatives, friends and guests began to arrive.
Among those who approached the Government House were several members of the generation of 86, the team that became world champion with Maradona in the World Cup in Mexico. The presence of figures linked to Boca was also observed, such as Martín Palermo, Rolando Schiavi and Carlos Tevez.
The last goodbye to Diego Maradona will be this Thursday at the Casa Rosada. The Government proposed it, the family accepted it and they are working on the hypothesis of a ceremony involving a million people to fire the star.
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