Kuala Lumpur: Football legend Diego Maradona’s funeral triggered a violent clash between mourners and police in Argentina as tens of thousands of people gathered to pay their tribute to Maradona on Thursday as his body lay in the capital of Buenos Aires.
The football icon died at the age of 60 on Wednesday after undergoing brain surgery earlier this month.
Fans lined the street to catch a glimpse of Maradona’s coffin, which was carried by a small group of family and friends, with his casket draped with Argentina flag and football shirt, which bore his trademark number 10 on the back.
However, the crowd grew impatient at not being able to see the casket and threw bottles, bricks and metal fencing at riot police, who responded with tear gas and water cannons.
Maradona’s family and close friends attended his burial ceremony, which was laid next to his parents’ grave at the Jardines de Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the city.