Emotional fans have confronted police as thousands lined up to farewell Diego Maradona at the Argentine presidential mansion staging the funeral of one of football’s greatest stars.
- Maradona’s wooden casket was in the main lobby of the Argentine presidential office, covered in an Argentine flag and a Number 10 shirt of the national team
- The lines started outside the presidential mansion hours after Maradona’s death was confirmed
- In Italy, the mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Maradona
Fans threw bottles and metal fences at police near the Casa Rosada, in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Open visitation started at 6:15am on Thursday local time after a few hours of privacy for family and close…