Fans Clash with Police as Football Legend, Diego Maradona is Laid to Rest

On Friday morning, the remains of former Napoli and Barcelona forward, Diego Armando Maradona were laid to rest, after an all-night funeral at the Presidential Villa in Buenos Aires.

The funeral procession drew massive crowd.

Thousands of Argentines lined the streets to say their final goodbye to the man many considered a demigod of football.

The remains of Maradona leaving the Presidential Villa for the Cemetery.

Maradona passed away on Wednesday, after suffering a cardiorespiratory attack, two weeks after he had a surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

However, a funeral service processional march that was supposed to be peaceful and solemn affair, descended into a fracas between riot police and fans of the late Maradona who wanted to encroach upon the hearse conveying the deceased icon.

Maradona’s two daughters, Dalma (left) and Giannina (right).

Similarly, one Diego Molina, a mortician, who embalmed the remains of Maradona became the subject of death threats from people who felt he dishonoured the late Napoli star, by snapping a picture of his hand over the face of the corpse.

Diego Molina (in the back seat) irked the wrath of the fans.

After a long procession that was made up of Government bikes and dozens of civilian cars, Maradona was laid to rest at the Jardin de Bellavista cemetery close to Buenos Aires, surrounded by his friends and relatives.

Jardin de Bellavista cemetery where family and friends gathered to bury Maradona.

Some more photos:

Maradona’s last picture, taken with his son Diego Fernando.

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