Three workers hired to help with the funeral and burial of Diego Maradona have been fired for taking photos next to his open coffin.
A funeral home took the three people to help prepare the coffin of the football icon Diego Maradona, who died on 25.11.2020 at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
In two pictures, the men can be seen posing next to the Maradona’s body, smiling with their thumbs up.
Maradona’s agent and lawyer, Matías Morla, promised to take legal action against the “bastards” responsible for the photos. “In memory of my friend, I will not rest until they pay for what they did”
The manager of the Sepelios Pinier funeral house in the Paternal district of Buenos Aires, Matías Picón, told local media that the three men in the photos were “outsourced employees” who had helped carry the heavy coffin.
“We are devastated,” Mr Picón, told the TN news channel. “The family trusted us, we have been working with them for a long time.”
Mr Picón said his company had organised funeral services for other members of the Maradona family. “The family trusted us with complete confidence, which is why we are so devastated by these photos,” he said.
“My father is 75 years old and he is crying, I am crying, my brother too, we are destroyed,” Mr Picón added.
When he called Maradona’s ex-wife, Claudia Villafañe, to tell her about the photos, “she was furious”.
Diego Maradona was buried in a private ceremony on Thursday. And now these three guys, Radio Diez, his son Ismael and Claudio Medina, are getting a lot of death threats from all over Argentina.