Diego Maradona's Eldest Son Asks Lionel Messi To Give Up The Number 10 Shirt
The 34-year-old, who is Maradona's eldest son, would also like to see the shirt number retired at every club his father played for in honour of the Argentine, who sadly passed away last week after suffering a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper MARCA via Mundo Deportivo, Sinagra called on the tribute to happen.
"In the teams where he played, I think so, including Barça. I have no doubt." he said.
:newspaper:[MARCA via MD] ' Maradona's son asks that Barça remove the shirt with the 10- BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) December 2, 2020
He affirms that all the teams in which he played should do it and affirms that he was moved by Leo Messi's tribute pic.twitter.com/KxScvRFGLz
During his time at Napoli, Maradona won two Serie A titles wearing the iconic number 10 jersey. He also lifted the World Cup with Argentina in the same shirt number, creating a legacy in the meantime for club and country.
The number 10 in football... It's iconic...- ℂ (@MFKraan) November 29, 2020
Always players that colour the game wear it....
It's the players that produce magic, the stuff that makes you gasp...
Messi and Maradona certainly doing the number justice :goat::gift_heart: pic.twitter.com/U7mHgoY6bd
Speaking after his side's Champions League defeat against FC Porto, the former Spurs boss was passionate about his views.
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"Maradona? Yes it is tough news," he said. "I would like FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt in all competitions, for all teams.
"It would be the best homage we could do for him. He is an incredible loss for the world of football."
:speaking_head:"I would like FIFA to withdraw the number 10 from all competitions, I think it is the best tribute"- Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 26, 2020
Andre Villas-Boas believes the number 10 shirt in football should be retired for Diego Maradona pic.twitter.com/WSTNBOBPR7
Maradona's death sparked a huge amount of tributes from the footballing world, including a touching moment from Lionel Messi, who wore a Newell's Old Boys No.10 shirt after scoring for Barcelona at the weekend.
"He leaves us but he isn't going anywhere, because Diego is eternal." Messi said of the Argentina legend.
1993 :fast_forward: 2020- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 30, 2020
27 years later, Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona in the only way he knew how :heart: pic.twitter.com/1lXqDfn35T
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