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Flying museum pays homage to footballing legend Maradona ahead of World Cup

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A flying museum in honor of the great footballer Diego Maradona is about to take flight.

The Tango D10S aircraft was showcased on Wednesday night before flying around Argentina for Maradona fans to visit on the pitch.

The exterior of the plane is adorned with images of Maradona who died in 2020 of a heart attack at the age of 60 after undergoing brain surgery including one where he wears the Argentina shirt and kisses the World Cup trophy he lifted in 1986.

The plane will also travel to Barcelona and Napoli, where Maradona led Napoli to their only two Italian league titles in 1987 and 1990. Qatar, which will host the World Cup later this year, will be the final stop of the airplane tour.

England fans may not want to go everywhere they go. The designs on the wings refer to the two goals scored by Maradona in the quarter-final against England in the 1986 World Cup, the controversial Hand of God goal followed by a sublime individual effort through the squad. England.

Inside the plane, there are memorabilia that belonged to Maradona.

The plane, owned by a fintech company, was on display at El Palomar airport outside Buenos Aires, with Maradona’s family and former Argentine teammates among those attending the ceremony.

We cannot believe or understand this madness, said Dalma Maradona, one of Maradona’s daughters.

The love people have for him is beyond anything you can imagine.

Dalma and her sister Gianinna were the first to board the plane. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask pre-selected questions to a Maradona hologram.

When you’re here in Argentina you can’t realize what Diego means to the rest of the world,” said Sergio Batista, a former teammate.

It’s a beautiful tribute that the whole world will experience, the world loved it.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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