Sports Workers denounced for taking selfies next to Maradona's open casket

19:01  27 november  2020
19:01  27 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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A FUNERAL parlour worker has been sacked after taking a selfie by the open coffin of Diego Maradona . But earlier a funeral parlour employee, understood to have been one of the men tasked with preparing Maradona ’ s body, took a selfie of himself with open casket .

The worker was supposed to be preparing Maradona ’ s body for the wake, according the report. Instead he reportedly stopped to pose for a picture with a thumbs up next to the coffin. The English tabloid opted not to run the disturbing photo. Diego Maradona ' s coffin at the presidential palace.

Diego Maradona's agent and lawyer, Matias Morla, vowed to take legal action after three workers at a funeral parlor took photos next to the football icon's open casket on Thursday.

a group of people standing next to a man wearing a suit and tie © JUAN MABROMATA / AFP / Getty

"For the memory of my friend, I won't rest until he pays for such an atrocity," Morla said, as translated by BBC News.

The funeral parlor, located in Buenos Aires, hired the three men to help prepare the coffin following Maradona's death Wednesday at the age of 60.

Two pictures emerged online showing the men smiling with their thumbs up near Maradona's deceased body, which was later honorably laid on display at the presidential palace for public viewing.

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Thousands of fans in Buenos Aires attended the funeral ceremony on Thursday paying tribute to the Argentinian football legend, who passed away aged 60 due to a cardiac arrest.

Diego Molina took a selfie next to the body while making a thumbs up gesture. Claudio Fernandez and his son Ismael, 18, copied the poses Molina had made. Funeral parlour worker Diego Molina (left) posed for a selfie with the corpse of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona while making the

"We are devastated. The family trusted us. We have been working with them for a long time," Matias Picon, manager of the funeral parlor, said.

"The (Maradona) family has total confidence in us, that's why we are so affected.

"My father is 75 years old and he is crying, I am crying, my brother too, we are destroyed."

Maradona's ex-wife was "furious" after she was told about the incident, according to Picon.

The Argentine legend was buried Thursday during a private ceremony.

Various reports suggest at least one of the workers has been fired.

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Diego Maradona: This is known from his last hours .
The Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona (1960-2020) died last Wednesday (November 25th) at the age of 60. According to a preliminary autopsy report, he died of "acute pulmonary edema and exacerbated chronic heart failure" in his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires. Argentine prosecutors have opened an investigation into the late football icon's death to see if negligence played a role in his death and to clarify the circumstances of the last few hours of his life.

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