The death of Maradona shocked the world on November 25, 2020 and since then the tributes have followed. Some decided to rename streets and stadiums in his honor. Others chose to immortalize it on their skin. One of them is Marcos Rojo, who chose an adult Maradona, from his post-Cuba stage, to tattoo on his right leg.
On Friday, through his Instagram account, the side who was part of the Argentine National Team and had a recent loan from Estudiantes de La Plata uploaded a story in which he told that he was with Yeyo Tattoos, a specialist in portraying Maradona with your needles. Hours later, Rojo revealed what the chosen design had been.
The photo that the soccer player brought to the tattoo artist was one in which Maradona was in his box at La Bombonera with a green hat with the red star, an icon of the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and a cigar.
“First session”, wrote Rojo, anticipating that it is only a prelude to how the tattoo will be when it is finished although it already denotes its degree of precision and detail.
With Maradona on the skin. Marcos Rojo’s tattoo after the first session. Instagram photo
Although in that photo Diego was wearing Boca’s shirt, that was not reflected in the skin on the side, which underneath Diego’s image has a star with a Estudiantes shield inside.
There were, however, those who speculated on social networks that it could be a message from Rojo to Boca to express his interest in continuing in Argentine football in the champion team and not returning to England, where he has a contract with Manchester United.
The advance. Marcos Rojo said that he was getting a tattoo with Yeyo Tattoos, the same one who gave Patricio Monti the tattoo. Instagram photo
In July, in an interview with Fox Sports, Rojo revealed that he wanted to stay in Argentina, despite the fact that his contract with Estudiantes was ending and he had ruled out going to Boca. “Imagine the people of Estudiantes … I arrived in January and they welcomed me like an idol. I am grateful to the club for everything. For the past and everything. I can’t go to Boca. If I go to Boca, I wouldn’t speak well of myself How I am. I could not do something like that. In the future it is not known. Today if I stay it is here in Students, “he remarked.
The tattoo artist is the same one who a few days ago made the tattoo of Patricio Monti, gymnastics player. The 23-year-old midfielder chose an image of Pelusa with the clothes he wore as DT del Lobo. To Maradona’s face with a microphone, Monti also chose to add the phrase “Palabras del 10”, which is the song that he composed for his former DT. The soccer player had already made him a rap at the request of Diego, who when he heard him improvising for his teammates wanted one of his own for his birthday.