Video: Gimnasia players in tears before they honoured boss Diego Maradona with win against Velez Sarsfield

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Some of Gimnasia La Planta’s players were left in tears when a heartwarming tribute to Diego Maradona was performed prior to their match against Velez Sarsfield.

Maradona, who sadly passed on Wednesday, managed Gimnasia, with the Argentinean top-flight side showing immeasurable strength to play just days after their leader’s death.

Both sets of players sported Maradona 10 shirts as they held a minute’s applause before playing Velez, a photo of the all-time great kissing the World Cup was in the middle of the pitch.

Pictures from TNT Sports.

Gimnasia honoured their former boss with a 1-0 victory. As beautiful as this tribute was, it’s a shame that the relevant governing bodies allowed this to take place just days after Maradona’s passing.

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