By Sarah Keane • 28 November 2020 • 17:24
TEEN claiming to be Diego Maradona’s love child demands that his grave be dug up
19-year-old Santiago Lara has lodged a written request via his lawyer to have the body of football legend Diego Maradona exhumed just 24 hours after he was buried, so that DNA can be collected, which Lara claims will prove he is Maradona’s son.
Speaking after his lawyer, Jose Munez, confirmed the sensational exhumation demand, Santiago told Telemundo programme Suelta la Sopa: ‘My mum sadly died when I was just three years old but days before her death, when she had to remove her ventilator to speak, she told a group of lawyers I was Diego’s son.
‘I just want to know who I am. The financial side of things is not something that matters to me.
‘I know this demand is going to cause major turmoil in Argentina but if I don’t do this, who is going to give me the DNA?’
Santiago’s mother, waitress Natalia Garat, apparently had a seven year relationship with the football star, but sadly died at just 23 from lung cancer in 2006.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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