A funeral parlour worker has been fired after the photo showed him giving the thumbs up next to the 60-year-old’s body.
A funeral parlour worker has landed in trouble after posing for a sickening picture next to the open coffin of Diego Maradona. According to a report by the Mirror Sport , the worker has been fired after the photo showed the him giving the thumbs up next to the 60-year-old’s body.
According to sources, the man had been tasked with preparing Maradona’s body for the wake. According to the owner of the Sepelios Pinier funeral parlour who spoke to reporters, the employee has been sacked over the picture, which has been shared on social media, garnered a very angry response.
“He should be stripped of his Argentinian citizenship. You don’t do something like this. Complete lack of respect.” One of twitter user stated.
Photo:The Worker Posing With Maradona’s Body (Covered in Black)
However, more details have emerged about Maradona who died in his sleep on Wednesday after he suffered heart failure, causing a pulmonary edema. A preliminary post-mortem detected a medical condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged hence the heart from being able to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
Maradona’s body was taken to the presidential palace in Argentina on Thursday morning, as people gathered to pay respect to a national treasure. Fans also gathered outside the Buenos Aires stadium, where the 60-year-old began his career and which has since been renamed to honour Maradona.
Photo:Maradona’s Body at Funeral Home
Among those to pay tribute to Maradona was the pope, who said he will remember the Argentine in his prayers.
Meanwhile, an emotional statement from Maradona’s former club Napoli, read: “Everyone is waiting for our words but what words could we possibly use for a pain such as this that we are going through? Now is the moment for tears. Then there will be the moment for words.
“We are in mourning. We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out. We are in shock. A devastating blow for both city and club.”
However, Few people had the power to say no to Diego Maradona in life but his family appear to have put their foot down on an unusual last request. Maradona had told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he wanted to be embalmed and put on show for fans when he dies . This is according to Martin Arevalo, a journalist who was close to the former Argentina captain.
“When the idea of a statue first came up he said: ‘No, I want them to embalm me’,” Arevalo told TyC sports.
Arevalo, one of the few reporters who enjoyed Maradona’s confidence, confirmed the details of the footballer’s wishes to a local daily , adding that Maradona wanted “to remain with us forever”.
Two other legends of Argentina’s modern history, President Juan Peron and his wife Eva Peron, were embalmed.
One of the people present when Maradona proposed the idea was his lawyer Matias Morla, who suggested the former Napoli and Boca Juniors forward formalise his request with a notary, something he did on Oct. 13, Argentine media reported.
However , according to sources , the family were set to bury Maradona alongside his parents at a cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.