Diego Maradona’s Body To Be Dug Up And Displayed With Trophies For Fans

Diego Maradona's body could be exhumed and displayed alongside his trophies as per the player's request.

The Argentine football legend wrote in a letter to his lawyer Matias Morla that he wanted a similar tribute to Russian Vladimir Lenin whose body is preserved and has been on show in Moscow’s Red Square since 1924.

Maradona said in a letter that was signed on October 13: “After a deep analysis I want to express my wish that after my death my body be embalmed and exhibited in said museum, surrounded by my maximum trophies, personal objects and beloved memories to continue receiving the affection of the people from that place.’’

Mario Baudry, who was the lawyer for Maradona's last partner Veronica Ojeda, discussed the idea of taking the legend's body from the Bella Vista cemetery near Buenos Aires, reports The Sun.

He said: “The plan is to create a mausoleum somewhere for fans to visit.

“It was something Maradona had also discussed with his brothers.

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

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