Buenos Aires, May 25 (EFE).- The Tango D10S, a plane that pays tribute to soccer star Diego Maradona and that will fly to the World Cup in Qatar, was presented Wednesday in Buenos Aires.
Former Argentine national team defender Juan Pablo Sorin was the driver of the event in which this private plane of a business group was presented.
The aircraft also functions as a traveling museum and will tour the world.
The presentation was held at the Moron Airport and also included the participation of the journalist Agustina Casanova.
The plane was intervened by the plastic artist Maximiliano Bagnasco and has an image of Maradona painted kissing the World Cup that Argentina won in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
The Tango D10S incorporates images that penetrated the retina of Argentines, such as the soccer star kissing the cup and a profile seen from behind singing the anthem.
“We didn’t want it to be a plot, but a work of art. The idea came to me thanks to the Diego fans and in a week of work, together with my assistant, we managed to finish this plane with a satisfactory result,” Bagnasco said in dialogue with the Twitch platform of Diario Olé.
The launch event was attended by Maradona’s teammates who won that World Cup, such as Sergio “Checho” Batista, who also managed the Argentine team, and Ricardo Bochini.
“Today we are paying another tribute to the greatest who gave us so much joy and I hope that Argentina will once again be world champion in Qatar,” Bochini said at the event.
“Besides, I will always be grateful to Diego for everything he said and thought about me,” he added.
Also present were the late star’s daughters, Dalma and Giannina Maradona, who thanked the affection expressed by their father’s followers.
“We cannot believe this madness and love, which transcends absolutely everything,” Dalma told the press that she was covering the event.
Giannina said, “It’s not an event you realize she’s not at. It’s something we live with every day.”
The aircraft will tour some provinces of Argentina so that fans can meet it and leave a voice message to Maradona that will be taken to heaven. EFE