RIOTS and bloodshed broke out at Diego Maradona’s funeral in Buenos Aires as thousands lined the streets to see his coffin.
His heartbroken fans lined streets of the Argentine on Thursday as his coffin was taken out from the Casa Rosada government house to be laid to rest in the outskirts of the city, where his parents are also buried.
Some mourners clashed with police in the Argentinian capital as emotions ran high.
And one funeral worker invoked fury by taking a selfie with the former World Cup winner’s coffin.
Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of 60 just hours after telling his family he was feeling unwell.
The football legend passed away at his home in Buenos Aires two weeks after being released from hospital for a bleed on his brain.
Maradona came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning looking pale and complaining about feeling cold. He told his nephew that he felt sick before returning to bed where he was later found dead by a nurse.
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