In Maradona, the world mourns a legend—but Naples mourns a part of itself

Annalisa Merelli
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In Maradona, the world mourns a legend—but Naples mourns a part of itself

Diego Armando Maradona is dead. The whole world seems shaken to have lost the greatest football player that ever lived (I write from Italy, where this is not an argument, but a fact). What Maradona—Diego, really—meant for Napoli (both the city and the football club) is perhaps impossible to understand, for those who didn’t live it.