Fans mourn slain ex-footballer

Agence France-Presse | Published: 22:37, May 10,2020


Hundreds of supporters paid their respects on Saturday to former Argentine footballer Tomas ‘Trinche’ Carlovich, a player Diego Maradona called the best in the world, at an open-air wake at a stadium in Rosario.  With the country in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans filled out the stands wearing red and blue face masks, the colours of the Central Cordoba club with whom Carlovich made his name, to bid farewell to a player Maradona regarded as his superior. Carlovich died on Friday at the age of 74 after he was struck on the head during a violent robbery. — AFP

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