By Maria T. Morales
Argentina cries and the world accompanies it in the face of the pain over the irreparable loss of Diego Armando Maradona (1960-2020), who died today in his beloved homeland, the one that he always put up for his magic with the ball and his memorable "hand of God".
Diego, the icon of soccer worldwide, flooded cyberspace with the news of his disappearance due to cardiac arrest.
Claudio Tapia, President of the Argentine Football Association (GRANDPA) said the "deepest sorrow for the passing of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona".
Active and retired soccer players, soccer school kids, sports storytellers, world leaders, artists, small and large entrepreneurs, they have cried at the news of his departure.
The great Pele, on your Instagram account, where he poses embraced with Maradona, expressed "I lost a great friend, and the world lost a legend ".
Another football figure, Leonel Messi, he said "let us, but it doesn't go away, because Diego is eternal. "
While, Cristiano Ronaldo expressed “today I say goodbye to a great friend, and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius ".
Evo Morales, Former president of Bolivia expressed his regret and remembered Maradona as "a person who fought for the humble".
Likewise, American media such as ESPN, titled “Diego Maradona will be remembered as one of the greatest in football, the greatest imperfect genius of sport ".
further, NBC dedicated the headline "Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer legend and famous scorer ‘from the hand of God’, die at 60 years.
Regardless of colors or ideologies, politicians, artists, social leaders, entrepreneurs among other sectors, in unison, they cry and regret Maradona's departure.