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Response to sandensea (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:37 PM

5. There's no doubt Maradona would have been deeply touched if he could have seen these people.

A couple of fathers of young boys were so unhappy I got tears listening to them speaking. One of their little sons who looked as if they had bought a little Maradona wig for going to games, etc., himself seemed to understand how much his father admired and loved Maradona, as he looked close to tears, himself. It looked as if he had developed a deep sensitivity to people already so early in his life.

It was genuine, too. Impressive. I had never seen fans speaking about him before, so it was very impressive.

I liked the T-shirt a grandmother was wearing showing Cristina Fernández de Kirchner standing with Diego Maradona. Double good!

I noticed the area around the first group of speakers was darker, with a few weeds, and the people seemed poorer, then at the next location, a different part of the area, far more sunlight, and the people looked more expensively dressed, and spoke in a more articulated way, and they all loved him. I noticed a couple of those middle school boys seemed more like suburban brats! (That could just be the age group!)

There were flowers and candles on the turnstiles, a thoughtful touch which was really sweet, and personal. It's very unexpected.

From the general feeling of identity with him, and caring about him, it seems people admired him, loved him so much, they may have almost suffered sympathetically right along with his struggle. It was tremendous that he aired his support for leftist politics, that was admirable.

The one man with a full tattoo, head to toe of his hero also seemed to really be taking this hard. You'd have to really look up to someone to put his/her likeness on your skin.

If I could have understood what they were saying, it might have been too distracting! It was possible to recognize occassional words, so that was interesting. I liked the diction of the news man, and things started going down hill as soon as they went to the people in the street.

Very nice to see the report, and a real eye-opener to see how many typical people are genuinely very sad to see this man go who was truly here too briefly, and struggled far too hard. Thank you, sandensea.

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