The Gleaner: KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt tweeted: “RIP to legend Maradona – via @usainbolt”, after hearing of Diego Maradona’s passing.

His comments were echoed by Jamaica’s Sports Minister Olivia Grange who said she was saddened by the news.

“Whether you supported Argentina or not, you have to admit that Diego Maradona was one of the greatest football players the world has ever seen,” she said.

The Minister described him as a colourful and gifted player who made the game exciting.

“People will recall the ‘hand of God’ controversy and his personal struggle with substance abuse.  But I want to focus on his skill that propelled him to make his international debut at age 17,” said Grange.

Meanwhile, Bolt took to his social media pages and posted “RIP to legend Maradona.”

Maradona, who inspired Argentina to the FIFA World Cup title in 1986, died of a heart attack on Wednesday.

He was 60.