Hundreds of fans blocked entry to the cemetery before the arrival of Maradona’s casket, dancing and chanting as police moved in to open a way. While the viewing bore the hallmarks of a state funeral, with Maradona’s casket laid out in the presidential palace, the atmosphere often was that of a football stadium – chanting, singing, world cup 2022 jerseys pushing and the whiff of alcohol. Funeral parlour worker Diego Molina (left) has received death threats from football fans after posing for a picture next to the open coffin of Diego Maradona.