NOT SPECIFIED, ITALY – UNDATED: Diego Armando Maradona holds a trophy in this undated photo in [] Italy (Photo by SSC NAPOLI / SSC NAPOLI via Getty Images)

The sports world continues to be affected by the loss of the legendary Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona The revered player and manager died of cardiac arrest in a house outside of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, two weeks after leaving the hospital undergoing brain surgery When news of his death spread on social media, athletes from all over the world and from a variety of sports – including Lionel Messi, Pele, Christiano Ronaldo, Magic Johnson, Pau Gasol and Luka Doncic – paid their respects to the transcendent star Serie A Napoli, where Maradona played some of his best football matches and won two championship titles, lit the San Paolo Stadium blue in his honor.In his homeland, another former club, Boca Juniors, turned off all the lights in the famous La Bombonera, except in Maradona’s personal box. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez explains e three days of national mourning Messi took off his shirt to reveal Maradona’s Newell’s Old Boys jersey after scoring a stunning goal in a match between Barcelona and Osasuna on Sunday

Maradona was a revered but intricate icon many will remember him as captain of the Argentine squad that dominated the 1986 World Cup and the infamous “Hand of God” goal For those unfamiliar with Maradona’s career and heroics, HBO released the 2019 Diego Maradona two-hour documentary documenting the midfielder’s transfer from Barcelona to Naples on Jan. July 1984 Director Asif Kapadia uses 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archives and guides viewers through Maradona’s meteoric rise as a young star against an impoverished backdrop, and his struggles with the intense fame and admiration that ultimately led him down a devastating path Drug use Kapadia is characterized by pulling back the layers of complex characters from his previous films, including Senna, about the life of beloved Brazilian three-time Formula 1 racing champion Ayrton Senna, who was killed in an accident at the age of 34 The film received a BAFTA Award for Best Documentary and Best Editing and the documentary for the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Kapadia also directed Amy, a film about the life and career of the troubled songbird Amy Winehouse top-selling documentary m all-time in the UK, earning an Oscar and a Grammy in the process. Diego Maradona is third in what Kapadia has called the “Child Genius and Fame Trilogy”

Viewers in the UK have free access to the documentary on Channel 4 until Boxing Day. US audiences can stream on HBO Max

Streaming giant Netflix also hosts a documentary about the Argentine striker from 2019 The seven-part series Maradona in Mexico follows his year as manager of Dorados de Sinaloa in the Mexican second division Coincidentally, the team lives in Culiacán, a city that known for drug trafficking and organized crime, and in which the Sinaloa cartel of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is based. But instead of succumbing to its vices, Maradona lifts the team to the brink of ascent. This documentary series directed by Angus Macqueen shows one Resilient Maradona in the second act of his life, who seeks redemption

I’m a pop culture, sports, and business journalist based on the Caribbean island of St Lucia My work was published in Business Insider, Sports Illustrated,

I’m a pop culture, sports, and business journalist based on the Caribbean island of St Lucia My work has been published in Business Insider, Sports Illustrated, Observer, and Travel Noire. I have a BA in Mass Communication from Grambling State University, an MS in Strategic Communication from Texas Christian University, and an MA in Sports Ethics and Integrity from Swansea University / p>


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