Funeral worker who posed with Maradona’s body hands himself in to police

A photo of Diego Molina holding the body and raising his thumb went around the world.

A funeral home worker who caused outrage by posing next to the body of soccer legend Diego Maradona turned himself in to police after rumors spread that he had been killed.

A photo of Diego Molina holding the body and raising his thumb went around the world.

He went into hiding after two other staff members in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, received death threats.

Authorities are investigating the “negligence” after claims that an ambulance took an hour to reach the 60-year-old national soccer hero after a heart attack.

Meanwhile, a high-ranking virologist lashed out at Argentina’s president for allowing large crowds to gather while Maradona’s body lay in the state.

Hordes of mourners lined the streets to pay their respects, many without masks, sparking a possible new wave of Covid.

Dr. Arnaldo Casiro said: “We have been constantly telling people to make sacrifices so that we can try to have a Christmas and a New Year, we tell them to keep social distance and then we see the scenes that we saw on the streets. It is totally incompatible with what we have said.

“Of course he was very upset about Maradona’s passing, but knowing full well that there would be such a massive movement of people, everything should have been organized in a better way to minimize risks.”

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