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Fans mourn slain ex-footballer revered by Maradona as ‘world best’

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Many supporters offered their feelings of appreciation on Saturday to previous Argentine footballer Tomas ‘Trinche’ Carlovich, a player Diego Maradona called the best on the planet, at an outside wake at an arena in Rosario.

With the nation in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, fans rounded out the stands donning red and blue face covers, the shades of the Central Cordoba club with whom Carlovich made his name, to say goodbye to a player Maradona viewed as his boss.

Carlovich kicked the bucket on Friday at 74 years old after he was struck on the head during a brutal burglary.

A funeral wagon conveyed his coffin to the focal point of the pitch, where it was laid on the grass with a ball put on top, for his last farewell.

His passing stunned the universe of Argentine football, especially in Rosario, the origin of Lionel Messi among others.

Carlovich, a player who evaded acclaim and wanted to play for littler clubs, got high recognition structure Maradona and had talked about diverting down a methodology from Pele to join the New York Cosmos during the 1970s.

Last February, Carlovich met with the previous Argentina chief who was in Rosario for a game in his job as Gimnasia mentor.

“Trinche, you were superior to me,” Maradona composed as he gave Carlovich a marked shirt.

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