Diego Maradona’s death has plunged Argentina into mourning, and the circumstances around it could have later repercussions.
Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla published a statement on his social media accounts criticising the lack of an ambulance turning up for half an hour.
Morla wrote: “Today is a day of profound pain, sadness and reflection. I feel in my heart the departure of a friend whom I honoured with my loyalty and companionship to the end of his days. I bid him farewell in person and the wake should be an intimate moment for the family.
“In terms of the report from the Prosecutor San Isidro, it is inexplicable that for 12 hours my friend has had no attention or check-up from the personnel dedicated to these ends. The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy.
“This should not be overlooked and I will ask for it to be investigated until the end of its consequences. As Diego told me, ‘you are my soldier, act without pity.’
“To define Diego in this moment of deep desolation and pain I can only say: He was a good son, he was the best football player in history, and he was an honest person. May you rest in peace, brother."