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Worker Fired After Taking Pic With Maradona's Dead Body

There was outrage in Argentina on Thursday night after a funeral worker's photo of himself next to Diego Maradona's dead body went viral.

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An employee of the funeral parlour involved in Maradona's wake took a picture of himself next to Maradona's corpse.

The image caused great commotion in Argentina after it appeared online, especially among the football icon's family and friends, with lawyer Matias Morla slamming the act publicly.

"Given the viral nature of an image of Diego on his deathbed, I'm going to personally try and find the scoundrel that took the photograph," Morla said, as quoted by Marca.

"All those responsible for such an act of cowardice are going to pay."

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The funeral service worker who took the controversial picture was later identified as Diego Molina, and was immediately dismissed from his job.

"Diego Molina is a scoundrel who took a photo next to Diego Maradona's coffin," Maradona's lawyer Morla added later.

"For the memory of my friend, I will not rest until you pay for such an act."

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Maradona was laid to rest on Thursday at Bella Vista cemetery, where he was buried during a private ceremony next to his parents.

The Argentina legend, who sadly passed away on Wednesday, was initally taken to Government House Casa Rosada, where his family, as well as members of the 1986 FIFA World Cup-winning team, said their goodbyes to the footballing legend.

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