By Jennifer Leighfield • 18 December 2020 • 9:38
THE Argentinean Justice system has prohibited the cremation of Maradona’s body following a spate of requests for paternity tests.
Footballer Diego Armando Maradona died on November 25, and just a few days after his burial, an exhumation was requested in order to carry out a paternity test.
The Argentinean Justice system has been overwhelmed with the number of paternity tests from individuals claiming that they are the children of Maradona, so therefore the authorities have prohibited his remains being created in order to comply with the existing requests and any which may arise in the future.
The most recent paternity test, made by Magali Gil, 25, has gone viral. She claims to have learned in 2018 from her mother that he was her biological father and she has shared her story on Instagram. A DNA sample will be taken to confirm or deny her claims.
Maradona is attributed eleven children, five of them recognized in life and another six that he denied were his. These six people are amongst those who have requested a DNA test to clarify whether the great Argentine football legend was their father.
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Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics.
Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.
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