New Delhi: Hours after Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died of cardiac arrest, RIP Madonna started trending on Twitter as multiple users mistook the singer for the football great. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Bakery Honours Football Legend Maradona by Making 6-foot-tall Cake of His Statue
Emotionally burdened, many users took to Twitter and paid homage to Hollywood singer Madonna instead of doing so for Maradona. Also Read - Kerala Hotel Turns Room Where Diego Maradona Stayed During Visit Into A Museum
A matter of confusion, many Twitter users thought that the pop queen had died and they started flooding the micro-blogging site with rest in peace messages and tweets expressing their condolences for the singer. Also Read - 'Childhood Hero' Diego Maradona Inspired me to Take up Football: Bhaichung Bhutia
Maradona, who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, died on Wednesday at 60. The office of Argentina’s president has decreed three days of national mourning because of Maradona’s death on Wednesday, and the Argentine soccer association expressed its sorrow on Twitter.
Maradona died two weeks after being released from a Buenos Aires hospital following brain surgery. Famed for the “Hand of God” goal in which he punched the ball into England’s net during the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, Maradona captivated fans over a two-decade career with a bewitching style of play that was all his own.