Diego Armando Maradona died at the age of 60 after suffering a decompensation at home (Wednesday, November 25, 2020).
The Barcelona decided this Thursday to wave the Camp Nou flags at half mast as a sign of mourning for the death of former Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona, at age 60, due to a cardiorespiratory arrest that he suffered this Wednesday.
In the stadium facilities, both the Barça flags with the club’s crest as well as the Catalan flags and the banners of the city of Barcelona have been hoisted at half to give an official duel to the one who was a Barça player between 1982 and 1984.
A period in which Maradona played 36 official matches with the Barça shirt and scored up to 22 goals, winning a Copa del Rey and a League Cup in 1983, as well as winning the Spanish Super Cup trophy in 1984.
Barcelona has decided to pay tribute to him by waving the Camp Nou flags at half-staff, something that had not happened since last June, when the Government decreed 10 days of national mourning, between May 26 and June 5, in memory of those who died during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At other times, the Camp Nou flags had already been raised at half mast as a sign of mourning for the death of former Barça player and coach Johan Cruyff, in 2016, due to the death of former technician Tito Vilanova, in 2014, or the most recent loss of former president Josep Lluís Núñez, in 2018.