Diego Maradona wasn’t only one of the best footballers the world has seen but also one of the most influential athletes the world of sports has had. Maradona knew how to leave his mark whenever he went and after his tragic death, everybody is remembering as the genius he was.

Argentine media confirmed the former soccer star passed away this morning due to a heart attack. Social media was flooded with homages for Diego, and his fellow sportsmen have also reacted to the tragic news. 

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson, one of the most active legends on social media, shared an incredible message for Maradona on Twitter, remembering his friends and sending the best wishes for his family. 

Magic Johnson pays respect to Diego Maradona on Twitter 

“The world lost one of the greatest soccer players that ever lived Diego Maradona. It was one of the thrills of my life when I got to meet him. Rest In Peace my friend and my prayers go out to his family.” Johnson wrote with a picture of himself hugging Diego several years ago. 

This news has taken the world by storm and everybody is still processing this. Magic’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers, also lost one of their biggest icons, Kobe Bryant at the start of the year. 2020 hasn’t been easy for anybody and this news only worsens things for all of us. 

Diego was a man that attracted strong feelings, either they were love or hate. Today, love is prevailing, remembering one of the biggest sportsmen of all time.