sport news Boca Juniors switch off all the lights but leave Maradona's box lit

Boca Juniors switch off all the lights at the iconic La Bombonera stadium, but leave Diego Maradona's box lit up as Argentine giants pay tribute to their former icon after his death at 60 from a heart attack

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 09:10 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 09:17 GMT, 26 November 2020

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Boca Juniors switched off all the lights at their iconic La Bombonera stadium on Wednesday night, but left Diego Maradona's box lit up in tribute to the club legend.

The world of football is in mourning after the death of Argentina icon Maradona at the age of 60 from a heart attack. 

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And the club where he began and ended his career in his homeland paid homage in their own unique way as fans gathered outside the ground to remember their hero.

Boca Juniors switched off the lights at La Bombonera but left Diego Maradona's box lit up

Boca Juniors switched off the lights at La Bombonera but left Diego Maradona's box lit up

Maradona remained a lifelong fan of his former club Boca Juniors through his retirement

Maradona remained a lifelong fan of his former club Boca Juniors through his retirement

Maradona enjoyed two spells at Boca Juniors at the start and end of his glittering career

Maradona enjoyed two spells at Boca Juniors at the start and end of his

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