Diego Maradona’s lawyer and agent, Matias Morla, asked that an investigation be launched during the time it took for an ambulance to arrive at the Argentine legend’s home.
Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 60 years old.
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Six ambulances are said to have arrived at Country Club San Andres on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, a private housing estate where Maradona had been in hospital since his hospitalization two weeks ago after brain surgery, but resuscitation attempts failed.
In a statement published on social media, Morla said the San Isidro district law firm reported that ambulances had “arrived at the house” for more than half an hour, which he called a “criminal idiot” and called for action.
“This fact cannot be ignored and I will ask for an investigation so that I can investigate it to the end,” Morla added.
“As Diego would say, you’re my soldier, act with pity.”
Thousands of Argentines honored Maradona during a public awakening at the Presidential Palace of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
Fences have been erected along the main boulevards near Casa Rosada to prepare for a flood of visitors to pay tribute to the former stars of Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Naples.
Maradona’s coffin was covered with the flag of the country and the jerseys of Argentina and Boca.
“There is deep pain, sadness and contemplation today,” Morla said. “I feel in my heart the departure of a friend of mine whom I have honored with my loyalty and accompaniment to his last days.”