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How the sporting world is mourning Diego Maradona

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The death of former Argentina international, Diego Maradona, has sent shockwaves through the world of sport.

Having been acknowledged as one of the best footballers in history, Maradona was admired by many, across various sports.

His death hit a number of athletes, teams and journalists hard, and they took to social media to express their devastation.

Two of his former clubs, Italian club, Napoli and Spanish giants Barcelona, paid tribute to the icon with heartfelt messages.

There were also tributes posted by the Premier League and La Liga, while a number of Europe’s football clubs also joined in the outpouring of grief on Twitter.

English striker, Harry Kane, former Crystal Palace and Everton winger, Yannick Bolacie and Michael Owen shared their fond memories of the maverick Argentine.

Tributes also continue to pour in from stars of other sports with NBA star, Kristaps Porzingis, sprinter Usain Bolt, tennis star, Andy Murray and the official Moto GP Twitter page tweeting in memory of Maradona.

Ghanaian journalist, Michael Oti Adjei was one of a number of sports journalists to also eulogise the player.

The 1986 World Cup-winning captain is reported to have suffered a heart attack earlier on Wednesday

Maradona had been hospitalized earlier this month, after suffering a blood clot in his brain.

Take a look at a few of the tributes below:

 

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