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Nantes sparked huge reactions on Twitter after posting a cartoon drawing of the smiling Diego Maradona

‘Something awkward about this’: Nantes provoked huge reactions on Twitter after posting a cartoon drawing of smiling Diego Maradona meeting his colleague Argentinian Emiliano Sala in heaven after his death

  • A tweet from the French club Nantes has led to huge reactions among football fans
  • The Ligue 1 squad posted an illustration after Diego Maradona’s death
  • It also featured Emiliano Sala, who died in a tragic plane crash in January 2019

Ligue 1 club Nantes has sparked a huge response in the football world after posting a cartoon in which Argentine legend Diego Maradona meets former striker Emiliano Sala in heaven.

Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60, just weeks after being hospitalized for brain surgery in the first week of November.

The club uploaded an illustration to their Twitter page featuring Maradona and former Nantes player Sala, who were killed in a tragic plane crash in January 2019.

A tweet from Ligue 1 club Nantes has caused a lot of reactions in the football world

A tweet from Ligue 1 club Nantes has caused a lot of reactions in the football world

Argentine football legend Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday

Argentine football legend Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday

Argentine football legend Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Wednesday

Former Nantes attacker Emiliano Sala tragically died in a plane crash last year

Former Nantes attacker Emiliano Sala tragically died in a plane crash last year

Former Nantes attacker Emiliano Sala tragically died in a plane crash last year

Sala is depicted in the clouds, representing heaven, welcoming Maradona who greets him with open arms.

The tweet has been liked over 36,000 times and fans have been inundated with comments as they remember the two former footballers.

One fan tweeted: ‘Two stars who can party together in paradise’, while another said ‘it breaks my heart’.

However, the cartoon divided opinion among the thousands who were working on it, as one user tweeted, ‘Something awkward about this’.

The late Maradona's coffin is carried by his family and friends in Buenos Aires

The late Maradona's coffin is carried by his family and friends in Buenos Aires

The late Maradona’s coffin is carried by his family and friends in Buenos Aires

The hearse with its coffin drives to the cemetery, where hordes of mourners keep an eye

The hearse with its coffin drives to the cemetery, where hordes of mourners keep an eye

The hearse with its coffin drives to the cemetery, where hordes of mourners keep an eye

Thousands of fans filled the streets around the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, where Maradona lay in state on Thursday, and thousands more lined the highways in the afternoon to catch a glimpse of his hearse as it rolled by, surrounded by police vehicles.

Football’s biggest names, such as Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho, have paid their respects to the former World Cup winner.

‘There is Maradona and there is Diego. I don’t need to talk about Maradona because the world knows and no one will forget, ”Mourinho said BT Sport.

‘Diego is different, the people who are his great friends, the people who share dressing rooms with him, colleagues, these guys are privileged.

‘I can say he was a good friend of mine, but my contacts with him were over the phone and of course we met a few times.

“He had a big, big, big, big heart. That’s the man I miss, because every time we miss him, we can find his football, if we google we will find it. But Diego, no. ‘

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to his friend - pictured together in 2018

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to his friend - pictured together in 2018

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho paid tribute to his friend – pictured together in 2018

Maradona was honored at Napoli after a seven-year stay from 1984-1991, where he led the team to two Serie A titles and a UEFA Cup.

Thursday night, outside the stadium to be renamed Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, thousands of fans laid flowers and chanted his name – and striker Dries Mertens, wearing the Argentina’s infamous No 10 shirt, was equally emotional when speaking after Napoli’s 2- 0 win.

“It was a terrible moment for me, so I can only imagine how those who lived through his time at Napoli must have felt,” Mertens said. Sky Sport Italia.

‘He made such a big impression on this city and on everyone in the south of Italy. I want to be positive and focus on my memories of a smiling man who loved football. ‘

The entire Napoli squad wore a ‘Maradona 10’ shirt for kick-off and Maradona’s face was shown on the big screen throughout the game.

The entire Napoli squad came out before the game with 'Maradona 10' shirts as a tribute

The entire Napoli squad came out before the game with 'Maradona 10' shirts as a tribute

The entire Napoli squad came out before the game with ‘Maradona 10’ shirts as a tribute

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