Tonight a piece of naples has died forever says antonio esposito as he stares through his tears at the 20ft mural of diego maradona overlooking his local piazza in the city s spanish quarter. On this first match day of the 1984 85 season his new club napoli was playing away in the northeastern city of verona home to romeo and juliet but also a center of italy s postwar economic miracle.
Updated 1540 gmt 2340 hkt november 30 2020.
Diego maradona muurschildering napels. Photographs paintings and posters of the. People gather under a mural of diego maradona in naples on nov. A mural of diego maradona painted in 1990 looks over a small piazza in quartieri spagnoli a working class district in the heart of naples.
Painted in blocks of flat colour the argentinian footballer is shown wearing the sky blue ssc napoli football kit his black bacchic hair standing out against the crumbling tufo stone of the apartment block. Candles flowers murals and shirts have been laid in his honour. Alessandro garofalo lapresse ap a man pays homage to maradona in front of a makeshift shrine of the soccer.
Sky in italy s valentina fass reports from naples on the city s mourning and long farewell to their hero diego armando maradona. By ben church cnn. Salvatore laporta ap angela giuffrida.
Naples mourns diego maradona as his former club bids to rename the stadium in his honor. A statuette by artist genny di virgilio portraying diego maradona with angel s wings next to a nativity scene in his shop in naples italy. 25 the day he died.
September 16 1984 was the day that diego armando maradona discovered how some parts of italy s population feel about naples.