The Ecuadorian Serie A went out of their way to pay tribute to Diego Maradona yesterday.
Football fans around the world are still mourning the loss of Diego Maradona, who died following a heart attack on Wednesday.
Various leagues around the world would be showing their appreciation for the soccer icon from Argentina this weekend.
In Ecuador, all the matches this weekend will stop at the 10-minute mark for a minute of silence in honor of Diego Maradona.
The first instance of the tribute took place in the game between LDU Quito and Olmedo at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium yesterday –
Excelente gesto que se repetirá en toda esta fecha de la @LigaProEC.— José Alberto Molestina (@jamolestina) November 27, 2020
Minuto de silencio al minuto 10 por el fallecimiento de Diego Armando Maradona en todos los partidos de esta fecha 10.
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How the top leagues in Europe will pay their tribute to Diego Maradona
Premier League – There will be a minute’s applause prior to kick-off at all Premier League matches this weekend, in tribute to Diego Maradona.
Players and match officials will also wear black armbands.
Serie A – Top tier clubs in Italy will pay their respects to the Napoli legend by showing the iconic ‘Live is Life’ warm-up on big screens when teams prepare for kick-off this weekend.
Players will also wear black armbands and take part in a minute’s silence.
Diego Maradona special pre-game warm up before the UEFA Cup semi-final. pic.twitter.com/5lL1ezqYA6— South Garner Soccer (@SGMenSoccer) November 25, 2020
Bundesliga – Ahead of kick-off in this weekend’s Bundesliga games, a minute’s silence will be held in honour of Diego Maradona. Players will also wear black armbands.
La Liga – Instead of a minute of silence there will be now be a minute of applause ahead of all games in the La Lia this weekend.
All the teams in will also come out with an Argentina jersey with Maradona at the back.
Ligue 1 – Ligue 1 teams will honour the late Diego Maradona with minutes of silence in a M formation this weekend.
Eredivisie – In memory of Diego Maradona, a minute’s silence will be held at all Eredivisie matches this weekend.