Hundreds of Argentine football fans protested in the city of Buenos Aires, on Wednesday to ask for Justice concerning the passing of Diego Maradona who died on November 25, 2020 in circumstances under investigation.
Abel Chorolque, a 44-year-old cab driver said, “Maradona has been left to die and it is not fair, it is not fair that a person who gave us Argentines so much ends up like that.”
Maradona, who was 60, was reported to have died of a heart attack few weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot.
There are Investigations looking into the kind of treatment he received prior to his death. The study is to determine whether or not to bring a case of wrongful demise. A conviction for which would result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
The “10M” demonstration was first paraded on social media by different fan groups in solidarity for Maradona, their slogan is; “Justice for Diego, he did not die, he was killed.”
Two of his adult daughters, Dalma and Gianinna, as well as the youngest of his five children Diego Fernando, 8 were spotted at the protest ground, but they had to leave as the protest venue became tense.
As the day was coming to an end, some in the protest were seen chanting death threats against Matias Morla, Maradona’s last lawyer, who was supposed to be in charge of appointing the medical team that will treat him at old age.
On November 3, 2020, which was four days after the Argentine Great celebrated his 60th birthday, he underwent a surgery at the club he coached, Gimnasia y Esgrima.
Guardian reported that after the surgery, he appeared in poor health and also had trouble speaking.
Maradona battled with cocaine and alcohol addictions during his life time. As at when he died, he was suffering from liver, kidney and cardiovascular disorders.
There is a panel of experts already made up of 10 official specialists and 10 more selected by the interested parties. The panel is supposed to deliver their findings on the cause of his death in two to three weeks’ time.
Maradona’s neurosurgeon, Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, psychologist Carlos Diaz, two nurses, a nursing coordinator and a medical coordinator are all under investigation over the demise of the Napoli legend.