World Mourns Diego Maradona: ‘He Always Seemed Indestructible’

Nick Vivarelli
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The world took to social media on Wednesday to mourn the death of Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona, among the greatest soccer players of all time, whose career skyrocketed in Italy where he played for S.S.C Napoli starting in the mid-1980s.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted, “The entire world mourns the loss of Maradona, who with his unequalled talent has written unforgettable pages in soccer history. Goodbye eternal champion.”

British director Asif Kapadia, who made the high-profile doc “Maradona,” was among the first to respond on Twitter, noting he “can’t quite believe DM has gone.”

“Hard to process. He always seemed indestructible. I had 10 hours with the man!! I touched his left foot. We did our best to show the world the man, the myth, the fighter he was. The greatest #legend.”

Another soccer legend, Brazil’s Pelé, also issued a statement to Reuters: “Certainly, one day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above”