Diego Maradona fans march for 'justice' over legend's death

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Fans of Diego Maradona have marched for "justice" amid investigations into how the football icon died and whether there was any negligence in his care.

Maradona's fans, including his daughter, protested at the emblematic Obelisco monument in central Buenos Aires.

"He did not die, they killed him!" the organisers of the demonstration said on social media.

"Justice for Diego. Trial and punishment of the guilty."

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest football stars ever, had attained an almost god-like status in his home country despite long battles with drug and alcohol addiction.

A medical board, at the request of the justice department, met on Monday to analyse Maradona's death.

The idol, who captained the 1986 World Cup-winning team, was recovering from brain surgery when he died of a heart attack on 25 November 2020.

Investigators are looking at whether members of Maradona's medical team did not adequately treat him.