Maradona’s last memoir
Published: 02:15 PM, 26 November 2020 Updated: 02:33 PM, 26 November 2020
Dr. Leopoldo Luque took a picture with Diego Maradona after his successful brain surgery; Photo: AFP
Dr. Leopoldo Luque, a renowned neurosurgeon and personal physician of Diego Maradona, took a photo of the Argentine legend with him on his phone shortly after the successful brain surgery – which has spread globally with the help of social media.
Many are criticizing whether it is right to take a picture of him while he is in the hospital bed.
However, Luque claims Maradona has agreed to take pictures. “Diego agreed,” he said, adding: “I want to make it clear that this was not my decision. It’s just that I didn't understand the significance of the photo and its impact.”
“First I apologize to those who felt hurt. I don’t want any controversy,” Luque added.
However, Maradona’s family is unhappy with the photo.
According to Argentine media reports, they did not want this picture as his last memoir. Luque, however, said Maradona was in better shape on the day of the photoshoot than he had fallen ill on the field.
“I thought this picture would erase the memory of the previous picture. He was much better that day than he was in the match against Patronato,” Luque explained.
The photo showed that Maradona in a hospital gown was seen smiling and posing for the photo.
The Argentine legend recently battled health issues and underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot on the brain. He was recovered and went to his home, however, suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday and breathed his last at the age of 60.