Diego Maradona’s body could be dug up and displayed with his trophies

Diego Maradona’s body could be dug up and displayed alongside his trophies as per the player’s request.

The Argentine football legend, who died aged 60 from a heart attack last month, had wanted to be embalmed.

He wrote in a letter to his lawyer Matias Morla that he wanted a similar tribute to Russian Vladimir Lenin

The Soviet leader’s body is preserved and has been on show in Moscow’s Red Square since 1924.

Maradona said in a letter that was signed on October 13: “After a deep analysis I want to express my wish that after my death my body be embalmed and exhibited in said museum, surrounded by my maximum trophies, personal objects and beloved memories to continue receiving the affection of the people from that place.’’

Diego Maradona’s body could be displayed publicly

Mario Baudry, who was the lawyer for Maradona’s last partner Veronica Ojeda, discussed the idea of taking the legend’s body from the Bella Vista cemetery near Buenos Aires, reports The Sun.

He said: “The plan is to create a mausoleum somewhere for fans to visit.

“It was something Maradona had also discussed with his brothers.

“The proposal we have is serious, concrete and with the expenses covered but ultimately it would be the responsibility of the football federation.”

The Argentine’s death has affected millions

Maradona’s illustrious career has led to an outpouring of emotion around the globe.

His role in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico made him a national icon up until his death.

Maradona was also hailed in the Italian city of Naples following his success at Napoli.

The Argentine led the club to their most recent Serie A title back in 1990 and also claimed the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup.

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