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26.11.2020 13:50

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Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona after Argentina legend’s death aged 60

Lionel Messi pays tribute to Diego Maradona after Argentina legend’s death aged 60

Maradona passed away on Wednesday aged 60 after suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.

 

Argentina have declared three days of national mourning, with the country’s president Alberto Fernandez announcing: "You took us to the top of the world. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all.

 

Following the shocking news of Maradona’s death, Messi posted a tribute on his Facebool and Instagram accounts.

 

"A very sad day for all Argentines and for football,” the six-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote. “He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.

 

"I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP."

 

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