The measure was imposed by the Municipality of Naples, which through a resolution, explained that he could not accept Sepe’s donation in relation to the value of the work, which would exceed the donor’s spending possibilities.
And details that not only “The installation of the work in the Maradona stadium seems capable of returning to the donor an important benefit in terms of prestige and visibility; such utility, in addition to colliding with the typical free donation, may be attractive and debatable by others artists and, consequently, requires respect for the principle of impartiality and recourse to public trial procedures”.
One year after the death of Diego MaradonaOn November 25, 2021, the Pelusa statue created by the artist had been inaugurated Domenico Sepewho stated that “He is bitter and ready to fight, but the judiciary is also investigating to understand if all the procedures have been completed correctly.”as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Upon learning of the situation, the mayor of Casalnuovo, Massimo Pelliciahe did not hesitate for a second and stated: “If Naples does not want the statue, we will buy it”, as he proposed to Sepe when the news spread.
“Maradona also had ties to Casalnuovo. He came often along with Pietro Puzone, another Napoli player at the time”Pelliccia recalled, stating that a story circulates that ensures that “they both started playing football one night in the middle of the street.”
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