A magistrate has decided that the property bequeathed by Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona, who died six months ago in Buenos Aires, be auctioned off and the proceeds distributed among his five heirs.
Among the properties that will be offered for sale via streaming, in view of the epidemiological situation in the country, include real estate assets, several vehicles, trophies, watches, musical instruments, shirts signed by football legends and up to ‘to a letter sent to him by Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
A magistrate from the city of La Plata (50km south of Buenos Aires) will have to decide this Monday on the day of the auction in the midst of a controversy between his children on the advisability of this sale and its impact on the image of their father.
Giannina, Maradona’s youngest daughter, made it clear that she wished she hadn’t sold her father’s items.
“If it were up to me, I wouldn’t sell any items that belonged to my father. However, what I feel or think, unfortunately, others do not think, ”she wrote on her Twitter account in allusion to her siblings who spread their differences on television sets.
Maradona’s heirs are her recognized children: Diego Junior, Dalma and Giannina, Jana and Dieguito Fernando.
The controversy around the inheritance erupted after the decision of the Argentinian justice to initiate proceedings against seven people of the immediate entourage of the deceased for negligence which led to his death.
According to an expert report, Maradona would have been in agony for 12 hours, on the night of November 24 to 25, without his doctors and nurse reacting to save him.