Maradona’s wishes may see his body exhumed

Argentina’s hero, Diego Maradona’s body should be dug, embalmed and shown with his medals, according to his last wishes.

According to The Sun, United Kingdom, the Napoli legend made a wish in a letter to his advocate, Matias Morla.

In his message, the football legend told Morla that he wanted a similar homage to Russian leader Vladimir Lenin.

Lenin’s skeleton has been frozen and has been on the Red Square in Moscow since 1924.

Maradona’s note, signed on October 13, 2020, weeks before he died of cardiac arrest, says: “After an in-depth analysis, I would like to express my wish that, after my death, my body be embalmed and exhibited in that museum, surrounded by my maximum trophies, personal objects and beloved memories, so that I may continue to receive the affection of the people of that place.”

Mario Baudry, counsel for Veronica Ojeda, Maradona’s last partner, clarified that the legendary soccer player could be exhumed according to his wishes.

Maradona was buried in the cemetery of Bella Vista, near Buenos Aires.

He said, “The idea is to build a mauseoleum for fans to enjoy.

“It was something that Maradona had already shared with his brothers.

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

Maradona died on November 25, 2020 after a cardiac arrest in his house.

His death came just two weeks after he leaves the hospital.

He was widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and was one of the two joint recipients of the 20th Century FIFA Player Award.

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