Italian footballer Diego Maradona Jr. Sinagra, son of the world champion in the Argentine national team Diego Maradona, advised the Spanish “Barcelona” to withdraw their father's game number from circulation. His words are quoted by the publication Marca.
He also believes that the 10th number should be displayed for all teams for which his father played. “The teams where he played should do it,” said Maradona Jr., answering the relevant question.
He also appreciated how Barcelona striker Lionel Messi honored the memory of his father. “It touched me very much. These couple of days were full of emotions. Leonel's act was special, wonderful. I burst into tears after that, ”said the son of Maradona.
Earlier, the head coach of Marseille Andre Villas-Boas proposed to withdraw the playing number of the Argentine football player Diego Maradona from circulation in all teams. He believed that the International Football Federation (FIFA) should so perpetuate the memory of the deceased.
Maradona died on November 25 at the age of 60. Death was due to a heart attack. In early November, the Argentinean underwent brain surgery. The Argentine authorities suspected a nurse who was on duty at Maradona's house on the day of his death of negligence.
Maradona is known for playing for Barcelona, Napoli and Newells Old Boys. The top ten have already been withdrawn from circulation at Napoli, where Maradona won the UEFA Cup and twice won the Italian championship. As part of the Argentina national team, he became world champion in 1986. Maradona is the best footballer of the 20th century according to FIFA.