Buenos Aires: Employees of 3 Funeral Home, who took photographs with the coffin of marquess footballer Diego Maradona, have lost their jobs. Maradona died on 25 November at the age of 60 due to a heart attack.
Claudio Fernez stated that he had lost his job at the funeral home with his sons Ismael and Claudio Medina. Fernandez and his son have photographed laughing and thums-up with Maradona’s coffin. Medina can be seen in another similar photo.
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Employees were to prepare the body of Diego Maradona for the funeral but were found to be photographed thumbs-up with the coffin. The owner of the Sepelio Pinier Funeral Parlor told local media that these three employees were called from outside, Claudio has appealed for forgiveness after a photo appeared on social media. Maradona’s fans threatened to kill him even if he went.
Claudio said, ‘We were carrying the corpse of Maradona. My son, young, did a thumbs-up and took a photo. I apologize to everyone. I have worked for Maradona’s father and his brother-in-law. When he was alive, I was very close to him. When he was alive, I never expressed disrespect towards him because he is my idol and even after his death my intention was not the same. I know that many people feel bad. I know that I disappointed him. I apologize to all of them.