Funeral worker causes outrage after posing with Diego Maradona’s body in coffin

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A funeral worker has caused outrage after taking pictures with his thumb up as Diego Maradona's body laid next to him in a coffin.

The footballing icon tragically passed away on Wednesday after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Maradona had turned 60 just last month but has been in poor health for some time.

It was just two weeks ago when he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

He was said to be recovering well before tragedy struck this week and he leaves behind legions of fans who have been devastated by his passing.

Maradona has been called one of the best football players of all time after a glistening career.

Among his many achievements was the World Cup victory in 1986 with Argentina and landing the Scudetto with Napoli twice.

A true legend of the game, Maradona has countless fans – but there has been outrage after pictures were taken with his body.

Funeral parlour worker Diego Molina was snapped holding his thumb up while he also allowed two others to take a picture with the Argentine legend.

Globovision reporter Jensser Morales reported that the man has now been fired from his job.

Diego Picon, the manager of the Sepelios Pinier funeral parlour, has insisted that the three men were outsourced employees.

"He [Molina] is not an employee here.

"He is a third party who only helped us load the coffin because it weighs a lot.

"The family chose a cedar [wood] box that is very difficult to transport and that is why we summoned him, just to carry the box.

"He [Molina] is not an employee here. He is a third party who only helped us load the coffin because it weighs a lot.

"The family chose a cedar [wood] box that is very difficult to transport and that is why we summoned him, just to carry the box.

"The three outsourced employees that we called and appear in the images, we took away their mobile phones in the morgue.

"We gave them back when all the work had been finished and at that moment, which was when the police called me to organise the transfer, that’s when they did it."

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