Diego Maradona has died. A vision of the beautiful game dies with him.

Front page of fabled French sports newspaper L’Équipe, 11–26–20. In memoriam of Maradona’s passing, the newspaper changed the font of its name from red to sky blue.

For a moment, the world was bathed in blue.

While reading various articles about Diego Maradona, after learning on Wednesday of his death, at 60, of a heart attack, weeks after undergoing brain surgery, a certain post gave me pause. Maradona was speaking ten years or so ago, and said that given how hard he had lived, he realized his days were…