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'RIP Madonna' trends on Twitter as users mistake singer for Maradona

BusinessToday.In     November 27, 2020

Football legend Diego Maradona passed away on Thursday due to heart failure at the age of 60 at his Buenos Aires home. Football enthusiasts took to social media to pay glowing tributes to the footballer. Some Twitter users, however, mistook Maradona for pop singer Madonna. As a result of this confusion, tributes started pouring in for iconic pop singer on social media.

Queen of pop gone

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Gone too soon

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However, some of the users were quick to quell the fake news and put the record straight.

Did not know Madonna was a footballer

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Donald Trump confused Maradona for Madonna

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Donald Trump's fake Madonna tweet

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What's wrong with Trump?

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Till when will this trend continue?

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Diego Maradona was a great singer

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Known for his iconic 'Hand of God' moment in the 1986 World Cup against England in Mexico, Maradona scored a total of 34 goals in 91 matches he played for Argentina's national football team. The football legend had been facing health issues in the recent past. He underwent an emergency surgery for subdural haematoma, a condition where blood clots between the brain and its outermost covering.  

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has declared three day national mourning after Maradona's death. The UEFA honoured the legend by observing a minute of silence before Champions League matches on Wednesday.

Also read: Football legend Diego Maradona dies of cardiac arrest at 60

Also read: Maradona's Hand of God explained: How did it happen?


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