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
Gone too soon
Rip Madonna gone too soon 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/KMxziKA82y— Trap House (@SugarDaada) November 25, 2020
However, some of the users were quick to quell the fake news and put the record straight.
Did not know Madonna was a footballer
RIP Madonna 😔😔 didn’t even know she played football, truly one of the greats x pic.twitter.com/g10v3JURcf— stephen (@stephensh_arp) November 25, 2020
Donald Trump confused Maradona for Madonna
Donald Trump's fake Madonna tweet
RIP Diego Armando Madonna, who played football like a virgin pic.twitter.com/0rHo9uRR0k— Financial News In A Nutshell (@pelhambluefund) November 26, 2020
What's wrong with Trump?
What the is wrong with this mad man who said “Maradona died and she should RIP and that he used to listen to her great music in the 80s”. He just needs to GO! Simply get out and he’s back to his crawl space in Florida and keep his ass quiet! Guess Madonna was a fan of his! Idiot— Lesley (@leslaurent) November 27, 2020
Till when will this trend continue?
They had RIP Madonna trending yesterday too.— Gerard Byrne (@Leto_II_of_Dune) November 26, 2020
People tweeting #RIPMadonna.. are you really that dumb?— Gigi Ba (@GigiBa50584630) November 26, 2020
Diego Maradona was a great singer
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.