Napoli unveil special Maradona kit
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Napoli unveil special Maradona kit

One year after Diego Armando Maradona's death, Napoli have presented a new kit to pay respect to him.

On November 25, 2020, the legendary striker died of a heart attack in Tigre, Argentina.

Napoli have now debuted a new fourth jersey with white and light blue stripes, similar to Argentina's shirt, at the time, in honor of the club's most illustrious player.

The picture was shared on social media by the Azzurri, who also stated that Luciano Spalletti's side will wear it in the next three Serie A games against Hellas Verona, Inter, and Lazio.

“Napoli will pay tribute to Diego Armando Maradona with a celebratory shirt made by EA7 which the players will wear for the club’s three Serie A matches in November against Verona, Inter, and Lazio,” the statement read.

“One year on from the passing of the legend, Napoli will honour Diego Armando Maradona, an emblematic figure of his era and an undisputed worldwide footballing icon, by wearing a specially-designed shirt named Maradona Game.

“The shirt features an image of Maradona superimposed over a large fingerprint, representing the club’s desire to pass on the Argentine hero’s legacy to the younger generations of the city of Napoli.

“The limited-edition Maradona Game will be available in three different colours, a production run of 1926 per design, the number itself a tribute to the year the club was founded. These will be available for purchase on the Web Store SSC Napoli, the Amazon Brand Store, the Official Store SSCN as well as a number of other distributors.

“The version worn for the Napoli v Verona match will be available from November 7. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to charities selected by the club.”