DIEGO MARADONA is taken into account a God by Boca Juniors followers.
And he’s held in comparable regard by Boca captain – and former West Ham and Manchester United star – Carlos Tevez.
Carlos Tevez approached Diego Maradona for a hug earlier than Boca’s recreation towards Gimnasia in March
The pair shared a touching kiss earlier than Boca’s 1-0 win to safe the Superliga title
Maradona and Tevez are each Boca icons and had a really shut bond
The pair are each Boca legends and had a really shut relationship.
And pictures emerged in the present day of what’s believed to be their final public assembly on March 8 of this 12 months.
The touching embrace occured earlier than Boca secured the 2019-20 Argentinian Superliga title with a win towards Maradona’s Gimnasia aspect.
Tevez is seen strolling as much as his pal earlier than the sport with an enormous smile on his face.
And Maradona beams again earlier than Tevez kisses him and the pair share a good hug for a number of shifting seconds.
Boca went on to win the sport 1-0 and clinched the title within the course of.
Tevez performed below Maradona for the Argentina nationwide workforce when the latter was supervisor between 2008 and 2010.
And when the iconic genius’ death was announced yesterday, Tevez was fast to submit a tribute to the 60-year-old on social media.
The 36-year-old striker posted a video montage of a few of Maradona’s biggest moments mixed with a number of pictures of the pair embracing.
And the clip finishes with a nonetheless shot of the shifting second in March.
Tevez captioned the submit: “You’re immortal. You’ll by no means die. You’ll at all times dwell in my coronary heart! I like you. King of Kings.”
The submit got here simply weeks after Tevez shared one other touching shot of the pair on Maradona’s sixtieth birthday.
Maradona was seen hugging a laughing Tevez throughout Argentina coaching.
And the previous Manchester Metropolis and Juventus ahead wrote: “At present he’s one of the best in historical past. A legend from who I realized and proceed to study.
“Blissful sixtieth @Maradona.”
Boca additionally shared an evocative submit yesterday.
It was an image of a younger Maradona roaring to La Bombonera crowd with a caption that merely learn: “Everlasting thanks. Everlasting Diego.”
Fans across Argentina are grieving the loss of one of the greatest ever footballers with the nation in three days of nationwide mourning.