They cry in Naples: the emblematic fresco of Diego Maradona will be demolished

They cry in Naples: the emblematic fresco of Diego Maradona will be demolished

The work that pays homage to Pelusa is located in one of the two residential towers that will be demolished to allow a redevelopment process.

Fans received some very sad news. Naples of Italy and, above all, the followers of Diego Maradona a little more than three years after the death of the former footballer.

Naples City Hall announced that an emblematic fresco of the Argentine star located on Vía Taverna del Ferro, in the San Giovanni a Teduccio district, would be demolished. .

The decision of the authorities depends the current state of the two apartment buildings which – in addition to Pelusa’s face – has that of Nicló, a famous Italian autistic child.

These structural problems in buildings which were built as a housing solution after the Irpinia earthquake in 1980, added to the initiative which aims redevelop the neighborhood with new residences tipped the scales in favor of the controversial measure.

Concretely, the demolition of 360 houses and 84 garages -which involves an investment of 106 million euros- will start on February 2 . After that, it is expected that construction work begins in April .

It should be noted that the work, known as “Human God” was created by Italian street artist Jorit Agoch, and inaugurated in 2017 in tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Scudetto won by Naples led by the Argentine midfielder.

When questioned about this measure, the author admitted that “Of course, I’m sorry, but let’s not forget that the work was intended to shine a light on the Bronx and give voice to the people who live there. The important thing is that people can live in comfortable houses. » he stressed to Corriere della Sera.

A Neapolitan legend

Beyond the tragic future of the emblematic fresco, Maradona is the biggest idol of the club and the southern Italian city marking an entire era in the second half of the 80s and early 90s.

The Golden Boy defended the Gli Azzurri jersey with great success between 1984 and 1991, making history by winning the club’s first Serie A title in the 1986-87 season and its only international trophy to date. : UEFA Cup 1988-89 .

To these crowns are added a second national title in 1989-90, an Italian Cup (1986-87) and an Italian Super Cup (1990). .

Likewise, the 1986 world champion Mexico achieved second place in Serie A in the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons, in addition to the 1988-89 Italian Cup.

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Source: Latercera

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