Thu, 21 Jan 2021

As Argentina mourns the death of football legend Diego Maradona, FRANCE 24's Simon Harding reports from the slum on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where their local hero grew up.

Maradona's house in Friorito, one of the poorest areas in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, has become a shrine for his neighbours and supporters.

Many of them struggled to keep back tears as they came to pay tribute to a local hero.

"We grew up together," recalled one neighbour. "He was such an honour for Friorito. I'll never forget the last time he was here with us."

"Diego was phenomenal. everything he did was amazing."

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Orginally published on France24

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