Fans can access a digital memorial to light a candle in honor of Diez.
Two years have passed since that November 25, 2020 in which Diego Armando Maradona died from pulmonary edema. In order to commemorate that anniversary, his family organized a digital tribute in his honor this Friday. To make it more special, it occurs in full development of Qatar 2022, the first World Cup since his departure.
What is this virtual tribute about? Throughout the day, access is available to M10.arwhere thousands of fans can light a candle to commemorate Ten. The inauguration began with the candle lit by his children: Dalma, Giannina, Jana, Diego Fernando and Diego Jr.
“The world pays tribute to you. This November 25, light a candle for Diego at M10.AR, the digital Memorial created in his honor. # M10Memorial # M10 #UnaVelaADiego ”, his relatives invited, in a post that was also translated into Spanish, Italy and English.
In the first 15 minutes, more than 125,000 people had already registered on the page to light a candle.
In the background, an audio is played that brings together several of the Maradona’s most remembered statements: “I tried to be happy playing soccer and make you happy”, “My first dream is to play in the World Cup and the second is to be champion”, “soccer is the most beautiful and healthiest sport in the world, don’t worry Let no one have the slightest doubt”, “after several years I am going to tell you the truth: it was with my hand, yes”, “I was wrong and I paid, but the ball does not stain” and “may this party never end , the love they have for me”.
The digital memorial will seek to become a popular altar, a tool available to all the people who supported him, followed him and made him a world-renowned idol, while a counter will mark each person who lights a new candle for Diego.
“This great temple will contain, over time, different tribute and meeting spaces so that the community can populate it with their creations and thus become part of Diego’s memory and legacy,” announced the renowned photographer and visual artist Marcos Lopez.
His children accompany the “Una Vela a Diego” initiative, highlighting the importance of being able to unite the “family of fans” that Diego Maradona left behind, and invite people from all corners of the world to remember him by lighting a candle at M10.ar .