‘He needed love … it is ABSURD that he died alone’: Diego Maradona’s lawyer lapses on the ‘lonely’ and ‘unclear’ death of his old client and insists he would have been treated better if he were in Naples instead of Buenos Aires
The lawyer Angelo Pisani is the man who saved Diego Armando Maradona from the clutches of the Italian tax authorities by giving the ‘Pibe de Oro’ the chance to return freely to Italy without the risk of his earrings or Rolex being taxed off his wrist. be jerked. avoidance.
Speak in an exclusive interview with MailOnline Pisani, still in shock, tells Pisani about the sad lonely death of one of the world’s greatest footballers and his former client.
Anger is evident in Pisani’s voice as he speaks of the event that dominated headlines around the world this week, with football losing arguably its greatest ever player to step onto the field.
Diego Maradona seen with his lawyer Angelo Pisani (right). Pisani, angry over superstar’s death, thinks Maradona should have been in Naples rather than his native Argentina
“From what we learn from the media in Argentina, he died alone, unbelievable that he slept alone without the presence and affection of family members after surgery,” Pisani says. “This is crazy.”
Pisani also spoke of Neapolitan politics’ choice to build a statue in honor of Maradona and to name the stadium after him.
The lawyers remember the most important aspect of the story: the last hours of the former Napoli star’s life, whom he sees as the perfect picture of the state of desolation in which Maradona lived.
Maradona’s young son Diego junior could not see him during the last hours of his life
In Napoli he would not have died alone at home. Delays in medical assistance will be noted, but it is not normal that no one has slept with him that night. Everyone tells me that Maradona was alone last night.
‘I think it’s absurd. He had undergone delicate brain surgery a few days ago. He had just had surgery on his brain: he needed love “
His son Diego Junior would have been with him if he hadn’t had Covid, he would have been next to him, showering him with affection and love.
‘I don’t think it was like that in Argentina. Diego Junior needs to know how his father died. We need to clarify. The boy loved his father and is now suffering.
Diego fell asleep alone and it is still unclear how he died. In Naples, he had true friends: he would have had supporters’ vigils and prayers outside his home, he would have had everyone close to him if he had chosen to be treated in Italy and Naples. ‘
Maradona was seen as a god in Naples and Pisani says it’s the place he loved more than anyone else
Pisani recalls how Napoli’s great affection for the footballer has nothing to envy with the love shown throughout Argentina: for Pisani, a single city of 2.8 million inhabitants paid more love than an entire nation through Diego.
Napoli was the only city where Diego was happy. When I think about our video call while running on the treadmill, I feel like crying.
‘We had to lose weight together: it was his guess. He gave me such a big smile that I will never forget. He called to me: “Angelone if you eat, I’ll see you!”.
‘It was he who asked how my son was born a few months. It was full of love. ‘