Rangers captain James Tavernier has paid tribute to a stunning on-pitch light show commemoration of Argentina legend Diego Maradona.
Legendary attacker Diego passed away in 2020 at the age of 60 and leaves behind a legacy as one of the beautiful game’s most wonderful practitioners.
A sublime dribbler and remarkable talent, Maradona is famous for his time at Boca Juniors, Napoli, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla and of course, with the Argentine national team.
As the South American nation’s Copa America campaign got underway, a stunning hologram show took place at Brazil’s Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 15, 2021
The wonderful hologram show showed highlights of Diego’s extraordinary career and was shined onto the pitch in Brazil prior to Argentina’s competition opener against Chile, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The poignant tribute clearly had an impact on Ibrox captain Tav who took to Twitter to retweet a video of the event with a hands in the air emoji.
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) June 15, 2021
Maradona’s death back in November 2020 rocked the footballing world as Argentina came together to mourn his passing despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The feisty forward redefined football as we know it with his incredible dribbling ability, diminutive stature and eye for goal making him amongst the greatest players in history.
The pinnacle of Maradona’s career came in 1986, when he famously guided Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, helping to beat West Germany 3-2 in a legendary final.
Upon his passing, legendary Rangers midfielder Paul Gascoigne even managed to land a jibe on England goalie Peter Shilton, over whom Maradona scored the famous Hand of God in the same tournament.