Premier League clubs are directed to observe a minute of silence to honor Diego Armando Maradona, a football great who passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. This is a directive from the governing body of world football, FIFA.
Diego Maradona, who died at the age of 60, died of heart failure. Maradona, considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game, became a household name after leading his country to glory in the World Cup.
“Football lost one of its biggest stars, Diego Armando Maradona, on 25 November. There is a feeling of deep sadness in the world at the untimely death of a true legend of the game. It is not an overstatement to say that without him, football is not going to be the same. For the contribution he made to our sport, we will be forever grateful and we will miss him dearly.
” The flags at FIFA headquarters are being flown at half-mast in honor of Diego Armando Maradona and in solidarity with his family and everyone who loved him so much and FIFA calls on all competition managers to hold a minute of silence at every football match this coming weekend or at the next possible occasion,” a FIFA statement read.
The order means that a minute of silence will be observed in the Premier League centers this weekend.