Former professional heavyweight champion Mike Tyson paid his tribute to the legendary Argentine football player Diego Armando Maradona after hearing his devastating death.
2020 continues to be a cursed year for all of us. In early January, we lost Los Angeles Lakers’ legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash. COVID-19 then hit the whole world. Also, names such as Jerry Stiller, Naya Rivera, Kelly Preston lost their lives.
After all these sad deaths, the legendary Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona passed away at the age of 60 in Tigre, Argentina. According to the first statement, it was announced that the legendary football player died as a result of a heart attack.
Maradona, who was known to have had brain surgery in November and was examined at home, fell ill after feeling bad and died when the medical teams arrived.
Following the news of Maradona’s death, the sports community, celebrities, and artists issued condolences for Maradona. One of them was Mike Tyson.
Legendary boxer took to Twitter to pay his tribute to Maradona by sharing a touching letter. In his letter, Mike said that they both won the championship in 1986 and they always compared by people. However, Mike said Maradona was one of his heroes. He added that he respected him very much and would miss him very much.
Here’s what he said:
“The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/E5j6DSfJas
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020