Michelle Kaufman: Diego Maradona was a genius player and flawed hero whose death hit South Florida hard

MIAMI — An outpouring of sorrow and tributes flowed from all corners of the world Wednesday as news of Diego Maradona’s death spread, for the Argentine soccer icon was not only among the best players of all time, but also a massive personality and tormented soul who transcended the sport.The short, stocky product of a poor Buenos Aires suburb was a magician with the ball, had unbridled pride in his country and carried every team he played for on his back. He scored 258 goals during his career, most with his left foot, leaving defenders flummoxed.He became a global star at the 1986 World Cup in…

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