See David Beckham & Mike Tyson's Heartfelt Tributes after Soccer Icon Diego Maradona's Death
David Beckham and Mike Tyson shared warm homages on social media about their longtime friend. The messages conveyed by the stars were moving and profound.
David Beckham and Mike Tyson posted heartfelt tributes following soccer icon Diego Maradona’s death. The sport stars got candid about their relationships with the now-late soccer legend.
Both Beckham and Tyson took to Instagram and Twitter to reminisce about their meet and greet, and friendship with Maradona.
“A sad day for Argentina and a sad day for football as we celebrate the greatness of what this man gave us. Someone that played with passion, spirit and was nothing less than a pure genius…I was excited to meet Diego and we will all miss him,” he captioned his post.
Tyson tweeted, "The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They used to compare the two of us. He was one of my heroes and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed.”
In his post, the former English professional footballer shared a photo of him, and the icon, Beckham was embracing Maradona and hand his arms on top of his shoulder. Beckham wore a grey T-shirt with his blonde hair tied back.
Maradona had embraced Beckham and posed with his arms wrapped around his waist; he wore a black watch with a matching blue cap and T-shirt and showed a great smile.
The Hand of God, Maradona has left us. In 86 we both won our championships. They use to compare the two of us. He was one of my hero’s and a friend. I respected him so much. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/E5j6DSfJas— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) November 25, 2020
Tyson’s blurry Tweet post shows him holding the former Argentinian footballer up high while they looked like they had the time of their lives on the snap.
On the image, Maradona had his arm held high in a victory like celebratory. He wore black jeans with a leather jacket and a black T-shirt. The former professional boxer wore a black blazer, and the two shared laughing smiles.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the icon Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60. The soccer star played for Barcelona, Napoli and was a captain for Argentina when it won the 1986 World Cup.
Maradona scored the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals. He is reportedly referred to as "a god" in Argentina, Naples, and worldwide.
Pele also paid tribute to his "dear friend" and reportedly said that he had lost a great friend. Pele further stated that he hopes to play football with Maradona together in heaven.
Both Maradona and Pele are considered the most two of the greatest soccer players in history. The pair come from humble beginnings, according to CNN.
With the sport in mourning, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford led the tributes when the news first became public. He wrote that the Maradona was 'Legendary' and posted a snapshot of him and the icon.
According to Daily Mail, Maradona died from a heart attack while at home just two weeks after he was hospitalized and having gone under surgery on a blood clot on his brain. The football legend will surely be missed.