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A Lovely Mural To The Late, Great Diego Maradona Has Appeared In Dublin

By Jack Saddler

A Lovely Mural To The Late, Great Diego Maradona Has Appeared In Dublin

It sits close to the Aviva Stadium.

Anyone with even a passing interest in football appreciates the sheer brilliance of Diego Maradona’s game. That much was clear from the outpouring of tributes when the icon of the sport passed away earlier last November, aged 60. [Featured Image: @rferroni, Instagram].

The superstar was never away from controversy, just as much as he created utter brilliance; both embodied by the infamous “hand of god” and an otherworldly solo goal in the space of one match. He even played a game here in Dublin as a 19-year-old, in a friendly against Ireland in 1980 at Lansdowne Road–now known as the Aviva Stadium.

Well, a super-talented fan of the footballing king decided to pay their own tribute right by the Aviva Stadium. Thanks to street artist Chelsea Jacobs, a beautiful mural of Maradona now sits in Dublin 4 at Havelock Place. And, as you can see, it’s looking pretty damn incredible!

The mural features a quote from Maradona, saying: “to see the ball, to run after it, make me the happiest man in the world.”

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It’s sure to be a welcome addition for all of Dublin’s footy lovers, from Maradona’s generation all the way through to the future stars of the game.

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