It was announced today that Paolo Maldini’s mother Marisa had passed away, age
She was the wife of Milan legend Cesare Maldini, and of course gave birth to one of the greatest defenders to ever play the game.
Cesare died in April this year aged 84, meaning it has been a difficult period for the legendary Milan family.
He married Maria Luisa (Marisa) in 1962; together they had six children: three sons and three daughters.
In this time of sadness, one Milano legend reached out to another, as Inter icon Javier Zanetti sent his condolences to Paolo.
— Javier Zanetti (@javierzanetti) July 28, 2016
His tweet reads:
“In this moment of pain, I am close to Paolo Maldini and all of his family. A hug. #Maldini”
A touching message and one that shows the class of the Argentine, but the way that football can bring people together, even if they were once rivals on the pitch.
We at SempreMilan send our thoughts to Paolo Maldini and his family.