Funeral Employee gets fired after taking selfies with Maradona’s corpse
A funeral worker, who took a photo of himself next to Maradona’s corpse, has been fired from his job.
Diego Molina was one of the men working for the funeral parlour tasked to prepare Maradona’s body ahead of the private open-coffin wake for family and friends.
Apart from losing his job, Molina has also received death threats from fans after his photo was shared on social media.
Molina received the wrath of furious fans for desecrating the sporting legend’s body when he posed for a photo with one hand resting on Maradona’s head and the other holding a thumbs up. Another photo emerged showing Molina standing in a van that was leaving the morgue in Buenos Aires following Maradona’s autopsy.
Owners of the funeral parlour Sepelios Pinier confirmed to local media that the worker has lost his job. But this did not stop fans from sending Molina death threats and making calls for him to be stripped of his Argentinian citizenship, the Daily Mail reported.
Claudio begged for forgiveness in the first comments by any of the trio since the scandal broke.
He told an Argentinian radio station: ‘We were getting ready to take Diego to the wake and my son, being a typical youngster, made the thumbs-up sign and had his photo taken.
‘I ask for everyone’s forgiveness. I’ve worked for Maradona’s father and his brother-in-law.
‘I’ve been close to Diego while he was alive. I would never have disrespected him while he was alive because he was my idol and it was not my intention after he died.
‘I know a lot of people have been very offended and have taken it badly. I know it upset them.
‘I ask all of them to forgive us.’