“Something uncomfortable about it”: Nantes sparked a huge response on Twitter after posting a cartoon drawing of the smiling Diego Maradona, who met his Argentinian compatriot Emiliano Sala in heaven after his death
- A tweet from the French club Nantes has had a great response from football fans
- The Ligue 1 team published an illustration after Diego Maradona’s death
- It also had Emiliano Sala, who died in a tragic plane crash in January 2019
Ligue 1 club Nantes has gained a huge resonance across the football world after posting a cartoon in which Argentine legend Diego Maradona meets former striker Emiliano Sala in heaven.
Maradona died Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 60, just weeks after being hospitalized for brain surgery in the first week of November.
The club uploaded an illustration to their Twitter page showing Maradona and former Nantes player Sala who were killed in a tragic plane crash in January 2019.
A tweet from the Ligue 1 club Nantes sparked a huge response worldwide
Argentine soccer legend Maradona died on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 60
Former Nantes striker Emiliano Sala tragically died in a plane crash last year
Sala is depicted in the clouds and represents the sky. He greets Maradona, who welcomes him with open arms.
The tweet was liked over 36,000 times and fans were delighted when they remembered the two former footballers.
One fan tweeted, “Two stars who can party together in paradise,” while another said, “It breaks my heart.”
However, the cartoon split opinion among the thousands who looked at it when a user tweeted, “Something unpleasant about it”.
The late Maradona’s coffin is carried by his family and friends in Buenos Aires